July 11, 2005
I can keep a secret
People love to send postcards to postsecret.com, which puts them up for all to see.
Confession is good for the soul.
And reading the confessions of others is fascinating, it is true.
But then there are those things you'd rather not have the whole world know, even anonymously.
Doestoevsky wrote that there are three types of secrets: those that you will admit only to those you know well; those that you will admit only to yourself; and those you will not admit even to yourself.
It's amazing but I am no longer surprised that people confess things to me that they will not admit even to themselves.
Those are the very best ones and they are far beyond anything that will ever appear on postsecrets.com.
Nor will they ever appear on bookofjoe.
Confessing to me or sending me things — you know what I mean — consigns your words and deeds to a one–way journey to, then through the looking glass into another dimension from which they can never be retrieved.
So don't hesitate.
After all, you know you can trust me: I'm a ....
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