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Secrets - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
Wow. I guess I'm not the only one with secrets. I knew that, of course, but yesterday's confessional really drove it home. It was fascinating to see the kinds of unspoken thoughts we all have hidden away, waiting to be set free.

Secrets are so heavy when never voiced. It is relieving to be able to unburden yourself of them, especially in an anonymous place where they can't come back to bite you afterward.

I screened the few comments that weren't anonymous. It is worth going back and reading what people had to say. There is a poignancy in seeing everyone's confessions and secret thoughts all lined up like that.

(Yes, I posted in there as well. I won't confirm or deny any guesses though: that's not the nature of the exercise! And yes, I am insanely curious about who posted some of these. I didn't think about that aspect of the game when I suggested it....)

There were also some fun/happy secrets, even a recipe! Some entries sparked questions, comments, and discussion. I am leaving IP logging turned off for a little while longer. If anybody would like to answer or continue discussion, feel free. Keep it anonymous though: maybe in this "confessional" environment it is easier to be honest when there are no names or faces attached.

...but as always, remember that there are vulnerable people behind those faceless words.
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pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: December 7th, 2004 10:40 am (UTC) (Link)
On a completely unrelated note:

Do you own a large casserole baking dish? I'm flipping through my Tony Chachere's Cajun Country Cookbook and the Chinese Pork Chops and the Baked Rice Dressing (Dirty Rice) looks pretty good.

You don't have anything against meat, do you?

Also, the recipies are geared for large gatherings, so, how do you feel about left-overs?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 7th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I have a round glass baking dish. I think it's "standard" size, whatever that is.

I'm a fan of leftovers - see?
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 7th, 2004 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Well you do have a big and diverse friends list.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 7th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep -- that's what I like about it.
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: December 7th, 2004 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I actually regret that I didn't post a confession...

...or did I? :-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 7th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
*laugh* The confessional is still open -- post away! I've already gone twice.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: December 7th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm, so two of those are yours, huh?

Well, we know you aren't getting a divorce, and have no secrets about the size of your penis, so that narrows it down some....
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: December 7th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
me too!
i may do this in my LJ one of these days, too (: it's really neat (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 7th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm finding it really fascinating! I've seen something similar done elsewhere -- sometimes it really "takes off", and sometimes not. You should definitely try it in yours (once our mutual friends' confessions have had time to wear off).
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