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Postcards with Dirty Secrets!

By Lori on Feb 19 2014

If you have never come across the unimaginable story of the project called Post Secret then we are delighted to share this with you.

Frank Warren, business man, went to Paris in 2003. He had purchased three post cards from a local store. That night he went back to his hotel, placed the post cards on his night stand and fell asleep. During his sleep, Frank had lucid dreams about the post cards, each one had been altered with messages written on their backs. The first message read, "unrecognized evidence, from forgotten journeys, unknowingly rediscovered," the second message was about a "reluctant oracle" postcard art project.

Frank awoke, and in attempt to remember this strange dream, he altered the post cards to how he had seen them in his dream. At the time, he had no idea that these were the first three post cards that would consume his life and set him on an unimaginable journey.

In January 2004, Frank set a path for himself to follow this strange dream and started the "reluctant oracle" project. Every Sunday, he would create art and hidden messages and send them out to be found. They were discovered by people serendipitously. The story found local, national and international media coverage.

The last message from "reluctant oracle" bore the message, "You will find your answers in the secrets of strangers." The next Sunday the PostSecret began.

Frank's post box was overwhelmed with thousands of anonymously artistic post cards being sent to him from all over the world with people baring their souls. Some of the secrets were confessions, heartbreak, dark secrets, letters of love, joy, humour and passion. Here are some of our favourites...

Post Secret has been going for ten years now. The secrets of the world have been published in numerous Post Secret books, which are truly worth every penny. Post Secret post all new post cards every Sunday on their website and have an app as well.

“If you’re truly open to these secrets, at the core of some of them is this knowledge you can benefit from.” - Frank Warren