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    PostSecret is "an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard." (I couldn't think of an original way to describe it in my own words.) The guy who runs the website posts a new batch of secrets each Sunday. I have been checking it faithfully for a couple of years now.

    Many of the secrets are funny, silly, or just venting about everyday frustrations. Some of them stab you in the guts. This week, I'm haunted by this one.

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    sweet.

    i love postsecret too. i've never even been to the website. just found the book somewhere.

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    I read PostSecret every week when it comes out with a new batch, and I have the first two published books as well.

    Just some pretty intense stuff there, that cuts straight to the heart. What I appreciate about the site creator is that he just doesn't stop with the secrets, but that he encourages people to move past them and share with others in RL, rather than just sending in a postcard. The postcard is often just a useful first step to get people to open up and stop hiding.

    Quote Originally Posted by ivy
    Many of the secrets are funny, silly, or just venting about everyday frustrations. Some of them stab you in the guts. This week, I'm haunted by this one.
    Is that in this week's batch? I don't even know how to respond to it. My mind went completely blank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    PostSecret is "an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard." (I couldn't think of an original way to describe it in my own words.) The guy who runs the website posts a new batch of secrets each Sunday. I have been checking it faithfully for a couple of years now.

    Many of the secrets are funny, silly, or just venting about everyday frustrations. Some of them stab you in the guts. This week, I'm haunted by this one.
    Thanks for the link. Very interesting.
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    My cousin turned me on to Post Secrets a year or so ago...some of them are just.....

    I saw that one Ivy about the person being molested....I can't even begin to tell you how I felt after reading that one. I don't think I'll stop feeling about it.
    for my life is slowed up by thought and the need to understand what I am living.

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    Been a PostSecret fan for a long time. The creator lives in the area, I remember they did an interview with him on the news about a year or two ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I read PostSecret every week when it comes out with a new batch, and I have the first two published books as well.
    You should pick up the latest book. It's on par with the first - much improved over the second.


    This week's secret... I don't know how to respond to it. Sigh.


    I... suppose. Yeah!

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    I just saw this thread.

    My response is "Good for you. I hope you don't get caught."
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    It doesn't seem to be a particularly encouraging site to me, but it does let people tell their dirty secrets, reveal their suppressed desires, and more importantly, forgive and heal their past that hurt them so much.

    Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. - D. H. Lawrence

    Good site.

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    This week there were two secrets that stood out to me: this one, and this one. For very different reasons obviously.

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