Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Don't forget -- Sunday Secrets 5/17

Oooops, I've missed these!

If you haven't seen it before POST SECRET is an art project - turned blog, book, and travelling art show - to which people send postcards with anonymous "secrets" written on them. (ALSO -- they post extra items on their Twitter page, so be sure to follow them there!)

I love Post Secret as it routinely makes me forget about my own problems, or makes me feel like I'm not the only one.... I'm not the only one with flaws, regrets, doubts, fears, or various idiosyncrasies or oddities. Different postcards help me reflect on different moments in my life and bring me momentary peace and "in-tunedness" with the world.... maybe it'll bring you the same.


It may not be the sender's intended message, but to me, this one represents that moment in a new relationship where some insecurities about your partner's past slowly surface. Some handle this moment better than others, of course, but it's still hard to imagine your one and only sharing intimate moments with someone else.
My mind shivers at the thought even six years later....

I love this partly for the sentiment behind it and partly for the execution. HA!
From a deeper perspective, I think of those with great bodies and terrible control issues, fear of aging, weight gain, etc., and/or are overly judgemental of others, and what might happen to that person when suddenly the body is changing before their eyes....

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