Mon 6 Feb, 2006 12:34 pm
I am facinated by this art confessional: www.postsecret.blogspot.com/
New postcards are posted every Sunday. I couldn't imagine missing it.
I've considered sending things in but I'm kind of chicken.
What do you think about Post Secret?
That is really cool. Boomer. Thanks for sharing.
So... are you gonna do it?
I don't know. If I ever do and it gets picked I'll make everyone guess which one is mine though!
Oh my, there are a few good ones there...
Hm, my secrets are so minor that I happily can live
with them. No need to blurt it out in public.
Ooooh... I think you should do it.
Love the site! Go send something!
There has really been some amazing art and confessions on there.
Not all of the secrets are big. Most of them are just things that people have trouble saying out loud.
I really like this one, from the book:
I think it's interesting to see those unspoken thoughts that people have.
Here's another one from the book:
Wow that site looks great, maybe I shall try it... but is the only way to mail it in, you can't send it through email?
No, it has to be an actual postcard sent by regular mail.
Amazing. So many of those thoughts are similar to ones I have had but could never have expressed. I'm now addicted to that site. Thanks boomer.
In other words, bookmark.
Okay. I made one. I'll mail it in today. You'll have to keep your eyes peeled to see if it gets picked but I think it will be recognizable as mine.
I've been following that site for several months now.
Some of the earlier ones would really bring a tear to my eye. There was one that stayed with me for days. Something to do with sexual abuse.
Someone unburdening themselves from something held inside for so long is so powerful.
Lately, I don't know, seems more like the thing to do.
I considered what kind of secret I would send...honestely couldn't come up with something that wouldn't dishonor anothers serious attempt to "get it out."
That raises an interesting point, Chai.
Is the site really an "ongoing community art project" or is it a confessional?
How secret does the secret need to be?
Do the thoughts that people send in really count as secrets in the true sense of the word?
Are these really things they've never said outloud? To anyone?
I first heard about PostSecret on NPR, they read some of the secrets there, and I was intriqued.
For awhile, you could look back weeks and weeks. Now, I guess it's so popular they only store a week at a time.
I wish there was a way to look at the archives, I don't want to have to buy the book.
I can remember the first time I looked at that sight.
I literally sat there in shock. There was a mixture of "How could anyone ever have DONE that", "How could anyone ever ADMIT to this" and mourning for things done to people, descriptions of loneliness that froze your soul....really really heavy ****.
I knew it wasn't just me, I showed 2, maybe 3 people, and they had the same reaction.
It's like, what is the worst, what could I NEVER look someone in the eye and tell. Things that would make you crazy if you kept it inside.
Now it's more like "I scratched my boyfriends car with my keys and blamed it on his ex-girlfriend."
I'm thinking....You've probably already told 4 or 5 people this since you sent it in.
Oh, like the one this week...
"I'm going to totally bang my english teacher this year. Wish me luck"
Oh yeah, great secret. Who cares.
I guess it's like everything else. Everyone wants to have their 15 minutes (in this case 15 seconds) of fame.
I've seen some that were heart-breaking and some that were breath-taking and some that were funny.
I think even ones like "english teacher" are interesting in that they offer a glimpse of someone else.
But I agree, some of the older ones were more moving. The one about "everyone who knew me before 9/11 thinks I'm dead" has had me scratching my head for a long time.
One was horrible, but funny in a sick way at the same time.
Someone saying they were made at their father or ex-boyfiend, so they poked a hole in all their condoms.
"interesting" is that code for "shaddup chai" hehe