Sunday, October 14, 2007

Even Swedes Love PostSecret

I love PostSecret. I am living in Stockholm, Sweden and even have a Swedish Passport. I feel confident in the title of this post despite it having very little to do with Sweden. But everyone has secrets. Especially the very reserved Swedes. And since PostSecret has received secrets from around the world, chances are at least one has come in from Sweden.

If you haven’t done so already, and you should have, go to postsecret.com (I've even added a link list towards the bottom of the blog titled "I'm a Sucker For..." and you can find the PostSecret link there too). There’s even a PostSecret Community. Every Sunday a new set of secrets is posted. This being Sunday, you get a fresh batch of secrets to start with. It’s perfect really.

The PostSecret blog says that “PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.” Basically, people mail in their secrets on a postcard. Some are very artistic, some are incredibly sparse, some have heart-wrenching secrets, others are hilarious, some are even creepy. All are poignant.

The secrets bring up different issues, everything from the content of the postcards to the intent of the postcards, even the truth of the postcards. Some people immediately get hung up on whether the secrets are true. I could care less if they are true. Someone took the time and effort to reach out, whether it is true to that person is irrelevant because chances are it’s true for someone else.

PostSecret is an absolutely amazing project. The website is simple. The books are wonderful. Frank Warrens is incredible. Check it out.

3 comments:

  1. oh, i remember this site from eons ago! good you linked it. it's really a cool site. a recent postcard reads "my mom's mullet always embarrassed me!" LOL!

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  2. oh i just love that website too :)

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  3. it is a wonderful site. I love that so many of the secrets this week have a similar artistic theme with the fall leaves.

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