Tuesday, October 21, 2008

sandcastles

So I've been reading postsecret.com regularly for awhile, and I recently started reading secrets from other countries too. Today I found a German secret particularly endearing. Here's part of it, translated:

do you remember when we were kids
and built the greatest castles on the beach
how the sun set and the tide slowly rolled in
and the waves slowly took everything from us without mercy
how we tried to save what could not be saved
fought with such fervor so peculiar
cursing and screaming and without a chance
didn't wonder for a second what was up with us
and when it was over, we only laughed

It turned into a typical love secret, but that part really struck me. If you've never read postsecret.com, I urge you to try it. I think you'll be surprised and comforted by how many people share your secrets.

3 comments:

Tony said...

I was actually thinking of just this same website today, and I was trying to remember the name because I had read a story about it awhile ago (now that I think about it I think I read it in Ripples), and I kept thinking it was something like confessions.com. Hahaha. Oh well. Thanks for the post Rory. I'm going to check it out.

watchingprogress said...

You speak German?

Temitope said...

hahaha no i do not speak german. they have translations for the secrets in foreign languages. i suppose i should have added that.