Every so often I visit www.postsecret.com to see what strange things people feel the need to share with others. I’ve got the app on my IPhone too and sometimes flip through the latest posts for want of something better to do with my spare time.
I guess it’s possible that a large percentage of these ‘secrets’ are actually true. Some stuff is put there purely for the reaction and the shock value though, and a lot of it is meant to make us weep. Then there are the people who just want to be reassured that they’re not completely out to lunch, even if in fact they are completely out to lunch. (I can’t be the only one who has this disgusting habit, can I? Surely not.)
Once a secret is posted it’s of course no longer a secret; anonymity of the author becomes the only unknown once it’s up there for all the world to see.
There was one I read today that struck me as ridiculously funny. It’s a picture of a guy pointing a stick at his german shepherd, and the ‘secret’ is this: I trained my dog with the elder wand.
Awesome. I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart for sharing this. His amazing little secret kept a silly grin on my face all day long.
Sometimes the simplest things can surprise us by becoming delightful works of art. One glass candle holder, various lengths and colors of pipe cleaners twisted and entwined, a couple of spotted feathers, and VOILA! One small masterpiece.
Here’s what I’ve decided to do for my own personal blog a day project, inspired by WordPress’ suggestions. I’m pretty sure they won’t want to take any credit for this one, but that’s okay. The things they were talking about involved leaving the house and interacting with people and expending effort. Who’s up for THAT? Not me. I started this blog many many moons ago by taking a picture from my life and writing whatever popped into my head – remembered, made up, whatever. Then Plinky got me writing about stuff and finding a picture later. So kind of backwards, if you think about it.
I suppose the picture thing works, whichever way you look at it, because it’s kept me writing for six years. And it’s time to go forward once again. I will photograph random things in my house and write something about them, even if it’s only a moronic caption. I will try to do this every day. Hopefully we do not ever get so desperate for subject matter that we find ourselves looking at what I made for dinner or the dust bunnies under my couch. My life is vastly more interesting than that. I think.
The picture of the coffee cup is in my bedroom. I realize it should be in the kitchen, but there’s no room for it in there, plus it doesn’t go with my nautical beach sea gull theme that I’ve got going on in that room. I like the colors in this picture and I like looking at it. So there it is. I’ve hung it under my stencil experiment that didn’t turn out all that great, but I’ve never gotten around to removing it, and really, who cares, its just the bedroom.
I’ve even added a new category for my project. So the pressure is on. It’s almost like some kind of bizarre New Year’s resolution. I’m very excited about it. So much so that I’m falling asleep just thinking about it! But that’s a good thing because I have to get up early and go to work tomorrow. It’s kind of insane, when you think about it, that there are over three hundred and sixty five things within picture taking distance of me with which I can bore the pants off of everyone who bothers to read this. It will be like one of those sleeper Indie movies where nothing ever happens but you keep watching because you can’t wait to see what doesn’t happen next.