Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"The world needs to hear your voice."

Melinda and I went to a Postsecret event at University of Redlands tonight. I went through the entire range of human emotions as Frank talked about secrets he's received and people stood up at the microphone to reveal their own secrets. I left with a renewed sense of hope for the human race.

Postsecret is an incredible movement doing wonderful things for the world. Attending this event reminded me that we all have some deep, dark, dirty secret inside, and while we may never share our secret with the world, the very fact that the secrets exist is enough to bind us together. I have never sent in a postcard - what is amazing is that someone else has always told my secret on their own postcard, allowing me to feel not so alone in the darkness of what's left unsaid.

I've been "collecting" secrets from the site for several years now; here are some of my favorites:


Angie Eats Peace said...

Damn, damn, damn.
My sister's boyfriend works at the UofR, and he reminded about this the other day. I totally wanted to go, and I forgot : /

That is so awesome that you gals went, it sounds amazing.

Lydia said...

I love Post Secret...it really makes you feel/think/etc. It's a Sunday treat. :) Would love to go to one of their events.

phairhead said...

do they do events across the country? east coast gal here

Crazy Daisy said...

i too love the postsecret, however didn't know they did events like that! Very cool!

Claire said...

LOVE PostSecret. What a cool event.

amber said...

some of these are really cool. sounds like a fun event.