Monday, September 12, 2005

Pssst! I have a secret...

I just stumbled upon this website: PostSecret. It is a community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously, on self-made postcards.

It's a strange, somewhat fororn feeling, seeing all those secrets, untold to the people they they concern or would matter to - snippets of other people's lives, lonely, and without context, like leaves drifting on a pond in autumn... It reminds me of the Won-Kar Wai film In the Mood for Love, where at the end of the film, the main character, Chow Mo-wan, whispers the story of his love for a married woman into a hole in the wall of an ancient temple, only to seal the hole up afterwards with mud, so his secret will be kept forever, abandoned and in the company only of all the other secrets by unknown people, sealed up and left behind.


  1. Yeah, I agree, its a good site but a strange feeling. Do you wonder if they are all true? I sat there scrolling down and couldn't help but wonder how many may have been made up. Then thinking of all the sad ones.

  2. I found these both sad and scary. If they are real there are some really lonely people out there.

    Thanks for posting the link.