When I stop caring about a trend I always think the trend has died and then I am surprised when it’s still around. What? I don’t effect the ebb and flow of cosmic fads?! Shocking.
Anyhoo – I am editing this guys paper for a class at SU (and getting paid to do so waahooo!) and I enjoy multitasking while working so I was poking around at the internet and thought hey! I haven’t read postsecret in AGES are people still doing that?? And lo and behold they are. I was of course shocked. I have two of that guys books but I’m kind of over it. Secrets on a postcard – it’s been done, no? And really, there isn’t much to say about that except when I saw this secret:
Ok here is the best case scenario where I look like a jackass. Deserved = past tense so let’s say this relationship didn’t work out for said writer. Ok. Still pukey. Then let’s say the other person died. Tragic. I like it. Pain makes good art. But what? You’re going to spend an entire writing career writing about your failed (either tragically or normally) relationship over and over again? Vomit. Also – who just up and decides to become a writer. That burden is BESTOWED upon you, my friend. It’s generally not really a choice. Even if you ignore it, the writing just kind of eeks out of you.
So yes. Bleck. Sappy crap. I knew there was a reason I stopped reading that site.