Secrets That Hurt
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(I know that I do.)
Author Frank Warren says he believes every person does.
Warren says if we could just remember this, there would be a lot more compassion and tolerance in the world.
Warren is the founder of the original postsecret blog; www.postsecret.com
He’s going to be speaking Wednesday about secrets at Oakland University on Wednesday September 21, 7pm, at the Oakland Center. It’s free.As a sort of prelude to the event, people are anonymously posting their secrets on the Oakland University website. Some of these posts DO break your heart.
One reads: “All he wants is sex with me to get back at his girlfriend for cheating on him.”
Another says: “Some babies suck on their thumb and eventually they stop. I didn’t stop sucking.”
Another: “You don’t deserve it, so how come I still cry over you.”
Yet another: “In my world, silver linings don’t exist.”
Here’s the one that really got to me: “I can’t afford a grave marker at your grave and it kills me every day. You’re my dad…you gave your best for me.”
This is heavy-duty, beautiful stuff.
And here’s the link to the website. Sounds like a great event.