Monday, April 09, 2007

Twenty Five Years

I won't tell you the name of my favorite bookstore but i can tell you that it is always "fully booked".

Recently I bought a book that has just kept me glued. The title is POSTSECRET by Frank Warren. Totally unique ... often amusing, sometimes profound, occasionally providing a mirror into ones self.

In 2004 Frank Warren printed 3000 blank postcards with a return address. He handed them out or distributed them almost anywhere he could. He invited people to anonymously write down their innermost secrets and express themselves artistically so that the postcard could be used as part of a group art project.

The idea of the project is simple: completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they have never before revealed. There is no restriction on what the content of the secret must be, only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before...

The subequent tsunami of response has been enough material for the printing of several books. One can also surf through

Send me a secret. You never know , it might be the same as mine.