Sunday, June 04, 2006

post secret


this one touched me. it hurt my heart when i read it, so i wanted to share it with y'all.

22 comments:

Mommy off the Record said...

It's hard to even find the words to comment on this. This war is such a tragedy for so many people.

carrie said...

Thank you for bringing this amazing book to everyone's attention.
--makes you think--

Catherine said...

Ouch. That one did hurt. But I'm glad you shared it with us. :)

Jules said...

That breaks my heart :( Maybe someone should send it to certain members of our government so they can see the true costs of this war.

Kristin said...

Post Secret is such a powerful project... I read this one a few days ago and you are absolutely right... it should be shared!

What a tragedy.

Nikki said...

My brother is in Iraq. It's his second tour there. I saw this as well. It scares me that he is scared.

Alison said...

We need to get the hell out of Iraq and bring our soldiers home. This war is a big joke and so is our president.

Jodi said...

I love that website. I go to PostSecret every week to see what new ones he has up there.

As for this postcard. In my Psych class a few semesters ago there was a YOUNG kid, I think he was 20, and he had been to Iraq as a solider. He had PTSD and told the class that when somebody dropped a book or made a loud noise it scared the sh*t out of him. He wanted to duck and cover. Or hurt somebody, from the adernline rush. It was sad. you could tell he was totally serious and not at all kidding. It was scary, and sad. And he was so very young.

Mel said...

My BIL came back from Iraq last year and he's exactly like this.
I cried when I read this, it hits so close to home.

Jess said...

That is so sad. My Dad was in Vietnam and is still like that. I don't think that fear ever goes away or weakens.

Her Bad Mother said...

So glad that you shared this. Heartbreaking, but still. Thanks.

jen said...

I love post secret! I haven't been to YOUR site in soooo long. This post secret is a good/sad/hurtful one.
xo Jen

Lisa said...

I saw that one too.

I learned more tonight about my dad's experience in Korea during the Vietnam war. My dad never talks about it. But mom told me a few things. It shocked and saddened me. And scared me. How can you ever be the same person after going through things like that?

mommy on the verge said...

I LOVE POST SECRET! I tell everyone to go to that site and get the book. I liked the one where there was a photo of a wedding and the person circled the bride and wrote 'I know she's cheating, but should I really tell?'
It's like looking into people's inner thoughts. Thanks for posting that!

Jenny said...

It makes me hurt. War is awful.

Meg said...

I read that one, as well, and cried. My husband is in the military and was overseas last summer. He still doesn't talk about it a whole lot.

His best friend was in Iraq for a year. When he got back, he had similar problems. Night after night he woke up choking his wife out. It got so bad that he had to sleep in a different room.

Thank you for bringing this to everyone's attention. No matter how you feel about the president, the soldiers out there risk everything for us and they often have to pay for it for the rest of their lives.

Becky said...

i love post secret. and i love that people share that kinda stuff on there. it touched me too

russ said...

Kinda gives new meaning to shell shock.

Tara said...

Oh man. How horrible. :o(

Jennifer said...

Wow, this one hits really close to home. My heart breaks even more to realize that it's not only those in the military and their families who are deeply affected by all of this. It makes me want to reach out to a lot more people than I do now just to let them know I'm thinking about them. I'm gonna email my cousin who's with the 101st Airborne right now...

Melissa said...

Holy crap. That's all I can say.

Thanks for sharing it. I think more people need to see that.

kim said...

I read PostSecret religiously every Sunday!
I felt so moved when I first saw PostSecret, what a fantastic art project that turned out to be:)
Frank Warren is fantastic guy and he is over run with secrets that may never see the light of day. He only posts 10-12 once a week and receives 30,000.
That started me thinking.....
For years people have told me their secrets and I can honestly feel for every single person and their problems ..its overwhelming sometimes the anguish and grief they have. So I started a site of my own that people could send in their secrets or they could send in their pictures or posts on whatever they wanted to share ...
its called PostMeASecret.com and I hope that I can post everything that is sent in. It is such a sad thing to feel no one will understand or care or that you dont have someone to tell :(