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.