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Frank Warren started his blog PostSecret.com in 2004 as a temporary community art project. He invited people to mail in postcards that had one of their secrets written on it. The rules were that the secret needed to be anonymous, and something you had never shared with anyone else. Still going strong today, PostSecret generates thousands of postcards, many of them decorated by their senders. Warren reads them all and picks ten to twenty to post on his blog every Sunday. He has published several books that are compilations of postcards. Secrets cover the emotional spectrum from humor to heartache:
In high school I was so desperate for a boyfriend I dated a guy who went to Star Wars Conventions . . . And he dumped me.
Even vegetarians think of meat from time to time. I know I do.
I suffer from an eating disorder and I fear my mother's suffering.
My insomnia is going to get me fired.
I can't stand my stepmother.
I had an affair. We stopped before we got caught. I miss her today.
I was 7 years old the first time I attempted suicide.
I'm in love with my marriage counselor.
When things go well for me I have to wreck my life all over again.
I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in a mental hospital.

- Alyce M. McKenzie, "The Secrets We Keep: Reflections on John 4:1-30," March 22, 2011
Alyce M. McKenzie is Professor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University