Postsecret strikes again
October 8, 2007 1:52 AM Subscribe
The ability of Postsecret to reach out
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and touch everyday lives has not waned with its increased popularity and reknown. "I feel the same way. I often wonder why I even have a phone because I rarely receive calls."
Then he offered a metaphorical ear.
"If there was a way we could contact each other, that would be cool. My phone number is 605-212-7787."
Within the first couple of days, Paulson received 250 calls, so many that his voicemail told countless other callers that it could accept no more messages.
He has talked to people in almost every state, along with calls from Colombia, Scotland, England and Australia. He's talked with soldiers stationed in Iraq.
Paulson spoke for more than two hours with cousins conducting a conference call from North Carolina and Georgia. He spoke to a 45-year-old nontraditional student who shares his interest in art. He talked with a woman who had just put her children to bed.
It seems that every where you go, Post Secret
is getting media attention, to the extent that it almost seems like they're selling out, what with the youtube
videos and the Book tour
and everything. But at the end of the day, it's still about letting your vulnerable side show to maybe, just maybe, find a compassionate soul. And if the $75,000 they donated towards suicide prevention organizations
is any indication, there is a lot of compassion to go around yet. Can we set aside the snark for a minute and say that Frank Warren
is bloody brilliant? TYVM.