Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I wanted to post about this earlier, but I got Rachel and book for her birthday and didn’t want to give it away. Now I can post freely. A co-worker of mine brought in Frank Warren’s first PostSecret book and I was intrigued. PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. I just learned that Frank’s wife committed suicide 8 years ago and that was the beginning of the hope hotline and postsecret. He wanted people to have a place to send their secrets. The books are very interesting to look at and fascinating to see which secrets you might relate to. Some are funny, some are sad, and some are disturbing. I think about how much thought would have to go into the placement of the secrets in the book, it would be important to have a funny secret next to a gloomy secret that breaks your heart. The artwork that people have come up with is amazingly creative. There is also a PostSecret website that is updated every Sunday. I have it linked on my sidebar. On Saturday, May 19th, Frank Warren is speaking on the campus of Ohio University. So far, I’m planning to attend. The thought I leave you with, what are your secrets?