From their website:
Post Secret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.
Can you imagine??? I read snippets, neatly printed, scrawled, typed, or pasted words cut from magazines on the backs of little postcards. Some took great pains in decorating them, collage-kindergarten style. They were heart breaking, touching, humorous, and some downright scary.
Writing down a secret, something you don’t want to admit, let alone TELL someone, AND sending it to a place where EVERYONE can see it, is a fabulous blessing.
I wondered if the karma behind the postcards was a sort of passing on the pain, freeing oneself, or a ‘pay it forward’ phenomena. It certainly seemed like a cathartic effort for those that mailed their secrets.
Did reading them do something for me? I don’t know, maybe it fed my morbid fascination with people and their secrets, but I did feel sad, horrified, moved, and a little happy for some of them.
Follow @postsecret on twitter. You’ll be glad you did.