He has shared these PostSecrets on his award-winning blog, www. Now, in his most extraordinary book yet, Warren again delves into our collective confessions, presenting a never-before-seen selection of provocative and moving PostSecrets. A Lifetime of Secrets lays bare our private fears, hopes, regrets, and desires, from people as young as eight and as old as eighty. Click on each image to see a larger version. I tried to explain how the thousands of secrets that had been mailed to me were more than mere confessions.
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He has shared these PostSecrets on his award-winning blog, www. Now, in his most extraordinary book yet, Warren again delves into our collective confessions, presenting a never-before-seen selection of provocative and moving PostSecrets.
A Lifetime of Secrets lays bare our private fears, hopes, regrets, and desires, from people as young as eight and as old as eighty. Click on each image to see a larger version. I tried to explain how the thousands of secrets that had been mailed to me were more than mere confessions.
They could be beautiful, funny, sorrowful, inspiring. More than 15, people came to see the secrets, and my father was there, day after day, to hear many of their transformative stories.
Others shared personal experiences of how talking about a painful secret had helped heal a lifelong relationship. The exhibit came to an end and I took my father back to the airport to catch a red-eye flight home. During our drive we passed through a long dark stretch of highway when my father broke the silence by asking me, "Do you want to know my secret? When he finished, we had a true talk that gave me a richer understanding of my father and recast our relationship.
The postcards narrate childhood stories that have never been spoken; they voice the guarded confessions of our parents and grandparents. They confirm that our rich interior lives are not defined by how old we are, and that with aging comes not only loss but also the possibility of grace and wisdom. The following two secrets arrived in my mailbox the same week. The postmarks on each card were different, but when I posted them together on the PostSecret website www.
I am a junior in high school. I have good friends and a loving family. I am smart. I am a good athlete and musician. But I would trade all that in if it meant I would be beautiful. I just went through a photo album that had pictures of me over the last 20 years.
No more wasting time on thinking otherwise. Not long ago, at one of my talks, it was my life that was changed, and the secret that inspired me came from a stranger in the front row. I began my presentation by handing out blank postcards to everyone in the auditorium. I invited each person to anonymously write down a secret on a card and then pass it on.
For the next hour, the postcards circulated and were read silently multiple times. At the end of my talk, I asked if anyone would like to stand and read the secret they were holding at that moment.
A man in the front row stood up and haltingly read: I wish I could apologize to my younger brother for the way I treated him growing up. He sat down and exchanged a long look with the young man next to him.
After more volunteers read aloud some of the other secrets that had been passed around, I collected all the cards. The man in the front row handed me the postcard he had read from, and the two men walked out together. His postcard was blank.
I have witnessed many times how the courage of sharing a secret can be contagious. Growing up, I was not an ideal older brother. As an adult, I have wished for an opportunity to apologize for some of my actions but did not want to open old wounds. I have not shared this secret with my brother.
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Jul 30, Tamara Lane rated it it was amazing Wow, what a powerful project! Kudos, Mr. I hope the contributors of this book found some healing in the divulging of their secrets. Shelves: art , reviewed , non-fiction , biography , readbooks-male-author-or-illust , z , zz-4star Ive read one other Post Secret book before this, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives and I think I liked this one a bit better. The structure of the postcards going through the lifespan, from children to older adults, worked well. Some of these are poignant, some funny, some inspiring, some tragic, but most are a bit tame, and some seem obviously crafted for the purpose of this project. I did identify with several of the secrets, and the one I enjoyed the most was the person who said that the day they turned 11, they waited all day for an acceptance card into Hogwarts.
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