THINGS I'M AFRAID TO TELL YOUJuly 01, 2012
JACLYN, of Little Paper Trees introduced me to Things I’m Afraid to Tell You when she posted about it a month or so ago. As far as I ...
As far as I can tell (and I’m taking Ez, of CreatureComfort’s, word on this) the meme started here landed here and then took off around the globe.
But why? Why did it take off? After all, it’s just anonymous confessional sharing isn’t it? Come on, it is. We don’t really know each other, do we?
Sure, I’ll ponder how Nan’s getting on or what Sherrin’s making now. But, let’s face it, if you haven’t sat at my dinner table at some point, or I at yours, it’s not exactly inner circle. And, if it were, you’d already have the dirt on me, wouldn’t you?
So what is it? Goodness knows we’ve all, at one time or another, been overwhelmed by an outpouring of support when we’ve written a post in the woe-is-me department, and been buoyed by cheers when there’s cause for celebration. I get it. We’ve each got a little online community of people we just click with (excuse the unintended pun).
But I still don’t understand why here? Why post the very things people will shy away from? Is it safer? Is it more compassionate? Do you care less what we think? It’s not like you’ll be bumping into us on the school run, is it?
Oh, there’s more. I’m curious, and you can tell me to go jump, but are these your dimmest darkest secrets? If you were at my dinner table, would you ‘fess up? Did you always choose “Truth” in Truth, Dare, Double Dare, Kiss, Hug or Torture? Are these things on your CV, do your workmates now them? Come on, help me out here…
Your darkest, dimmest secret: would you tell me? Would you really?