Secrets, don’t we have them all?

PostSecret Book CoverAnd if you want to remain it to be a secret, you are not supposed to tell about it to anyone. But now there is a way  to tell your secret without anyone finding out… Today I was walking in The Hague, and I couldn’t resist entering the American Book Store. My eye was caught by a really cool looking book called PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren.

“The idea of the project is simple: completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they have never before revealed. There is no restriction on what the content of the secret must be, only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before. Entries range from admissions of sexual misconduct and criminal activity to confessions of secret desires, embarrassing habits, hopes and dreams.” (Wikipedia) This book is a result of postcards people have sent in from all over the world. What started out as an art project, became a blog and now the third book is being published. The confessions were serious, funny, recognisable and even heartbreaking. But not only the confessions are interesting: most postcards have a really cool design too. If you’re wondering about the confessions and what they’re like: Frank Warren’s blog updates new secrets every Sunday.

PostSecret

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One thought on “Secrets, don’t we have them all?

  1. I’ve been aware of this project since it came out, I think it’s a great idea…it certainly helped me to tell the world something that I could never really admit to anyone, even myself.

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