Thursday, December 17, 2009

Check It. PostSecret [Gift Guide].

There's probably no greater feeling in the world than the relief after revealing a secret you've been holding on to. Somehow, a man living in Maryland named Frank Warren figured this out and made an incredibly successful empire out of it.

But that sounds shallow. The PostSecret world is actually quite the opposite; as Warren tours the nation, lugging along his PostSecret postcards, he also brings along opportunities for enlightenment, allowing people to let out their deepest, darkest secrets anonymously, just to get that great feeling of relief. For some, it can be life-saving; for most others, it's just simply comforting.

And all it takes is a blank postcard. Warren receives hundreds of them everyday in his mailbox, all revealing someone's anonymous deep, dark, haunting, embarrassing or even funny secrets.

A lot of them have been compiled in the books Warren has published in the last couple of years, the fourth of which, entitled PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God, came out this fall. The books feature the secrets in all this postcard glory, and range from being written out in simple handwriting to being a part of some intense, beautiful work of art. You can't help but be enthralled when picking up a PostSecret book; somehow they make you feel so much closer to the world, like you too can breathe that sigh of relief.

**And if the moments between the two people in this video at 3:36-4:13 don't make you feel something, you're dead inside. Watch the whole video to get the right feel, and don't miss that part.

-- Chau Tu

Photo credit: PostSecret Archive; video credit: PostSecret

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