In the dark
In the darkness you will find
Dirty little secrets we all hide
Cause’ we all have a darker side
A place we keep where no one else will find
Secrets – Good Charlotte
During the Christmas period of 2008 and my birthday in January 2009, I was lucky to receive many bookshop gift vouchers and spent hours selecting my purchases. One voucher was for Exclusive Books and off I went to the branch at Longbeach Mall to fetch some arbitrary novel I’d asked them to reserve. The price of the novel left change of R250 odd from the voucher, so I browsed around and chanced upon a fat little book, filled with post cards. Fascinated, I read that the book was one of a series; Frank Warren had started a project inviting people to send their deepest secrets, on post cards (anonymously) for public exhibition. The thinking behind this was his philosophy that a secret shared leads to healing.
The postcards are moving in the extreme and deal with diverse topics. Some are funny, some are simply heartbreaking, some examples:
I’m jealous of her baby.
There is a Skittle on the bathroom floor at my job. Every time I go pee, I am tempted to eat it.
I can’t tell my mom about the rape … she wouldn’t want to know. And it kills me.
I believe I will accomplish something truly great in the lifetime. I will be 53 tomorrow.
I only love one of my children.
And this one, which I would like to give as a bumper sticker to a lot of men I know:
I’d gladly trade in this car to have a BIG penis.
For more, go to http://postsecret.blogspot.com/