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Do you Post Secret?

 
 
Reply 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?
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 12:41 pm
That is really cool. Boomer. Thanks for sharing.





So... are you gonna do it?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 12:42 pm
I don't know. If I ever do and it gets picked I'll make everyone guess which one is mine though!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 12:43 pm
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.
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 12:43 pm
Ooooh... I think you should do it.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 12:47 pm
Love the site! Go send something!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 12:56 pm
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:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0060899190.01.IN04._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

I think it's interesting to see those unspoken thoughts that people have.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 12:57 pm
Here's another one from the book:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0060899190.01.IN05._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 12:58 pm
I get in enough trouble posting on open forums so I think I will pass on this one. Laughing Laughing
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Crazielady420
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 01:18 pm
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?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 01:19 pm
No, it has to be an actual postcard sent by regular mail.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 01:24 pm
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.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 12:03 pm
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.
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Chai
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 12:24 pm
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."
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doglover
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 12:34 pm
Momma Angel wrote:
I get in enough trouble posting on open forums so I think I will pass on this one. Laughing Laughing


You and me both! Mr. Green Cool
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 12:35 pm
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?

Hmmm.....
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Chai
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 12:45 pm
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.
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Chai
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 12:48 pm
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.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 01:03 pm
Interesting, Chai.

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.
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Chai
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 01:09 pm
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
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