"I have a secret," she wrote.
Frank Warren knows about secrets. Hundreds of thousands of people have told him their unspoken regrets, fears, worries and hopes. In 2004, he invited people to anonymously write a secret on a postcard and send it to him. "Reveal anything — as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before." And the response was enormous. Warren has received 400,000 postcards to date, and about 1,000 a week keep coming in.
The cards range from beautiful to disturbing. The messages they contain are just as diverse. "I'm terrified of having children." "I sing at the top of my lungs when I'm by myself in the car." "I'm sick of feeling unwanted."
Every Sunday, Warren posts new secrets on PostSecret. He has also published four books full of other people's secrets. A fifth, called PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God is coming in October. "Like fingerprints, no two secrets are identical, but every secret has a story behind it," he wrote in his first book.