Sunday, August 26, 2007

Thinking about secrets

This photo could be a book cover, don’t you think? With a title of something like "A Time of Secrets", or "Dark is the Secret", or "What Remains Hidden". Perhaps you can think of more titles…

Thinking about secrets, family secrets, how many stories we are told that are different than what we remember taking place. The stories that have gaping holes with no information. Incidents that came about, yet we were warned not to tell, or to forget they ever occurred. What happens when people are driven to find out "what really happened," and if that’s ever possible. Stories that birth novels. Story within story within story.

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We dance round in a ring and suppose,
While the secret sits in the middle and knows
-Robert Frost

No one keeps a secret so well as a child.
-Victor Hugo

Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.
-Elbert Hubbard

A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age.

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