29 June 2005

Do you have a secret?

Do you want to share it? Maybe with someone you don’t know, and who can never know you. Bold enough even for that? Will that help you? Will it make you cry? Will it make you feel better? Maybe this is what you are looking for: Secrets.

Frank Warren runs the site. He invites people to send him their secrets on a post card. I am touched by the site. Excruciatingly beautiful. I went through the site with voyeur-like hunger, wanting to know people’s erotic, guilty, or plain dirty secrets. It made me think if I had a secret of my own to share. I don’t think there is, or I have forgotten (!). Remembered the times when I knelt down to pray, to talk to someone who was not from this world, and how the tears came one by one at first, and then in gushes. Sometimes there were reasons for feeling low. Sometimes, it was just existence.

But when I talked about it, somehow I overcame it. Talking about what pained me seemed to make me bigger than the problem and helped me look beyond it. Not everyone wants to talk, though, nor can every secret/pain be shared. And anyways, no one seems to be interested. Secrets can be a blessing then. This site is for those who cant fathom this world, who feel constrained to kill themselves for want of a loving person who will listen, too.

Thanks Spliff, for linking to this rare site.

12 comments:

Recho said...

methinks they make up these secrets, see how the secrets seem to congregate in groups. definite indicator of a planned exercise. but its fun anyway... i enjoy made up secrets.

Vijayalaxmi said...

You may be right Robin. But I am thrilled with the idea of such a site, where you can go and dump your dirt.

MomentsOfTruth said...

Ya, made up or the truth, it kinda triggers of a curiousity and I had to wean myself away from reading all of it at one go :) And its a mixed bag alright.

Finny Forever said...

i was sending this link around at the old office.

Praveen Bhat said...

It looks scary... some sounded sadistic. Agreed, the site may be a helping hand for people to get over their guilts, more like a Catholic confession.

Recho said...

Amen to that brother. Amen.

Is Amen derived from A-men or A man. Does it refer to God being the original sperm. Or is it merely a co-incidence.

CodeCanvas said...

Hi that was nice. by the way, whats the deal with linking the same site twice in your fav? :)

Vijayalaxmi said...

MomentsOfTruth: Welcome. Same here.

Praveen: Yes, the confession bit is there. But in a new-age style.

Robin: I dont know. Why dont oyu blog about it? The janata may give some answers.

CodeCanvas: Thanks and welcome. I hadnt seen the double-linking.
Am checkin out your site right now.

Me said...

Hiiiiiii... just wanted to spam... like the original sperm idea ... oh and Robin i know ur secret: http://photos1.blogger.com/img/296/2612/1024/encounters.jpg

Vijayalaxmi said...

Spliff, this is hilarious. And oh, so unreal :(

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