A Modern Day Reed-Bed
I can't believe I never saw this connection before. Ok, actually I kind of can, because I have not really looked at this site since high school. But there is a website that people send their biggest secrets to (anonymously) and the site posts them for the world to see. The site is called postsecret.com, and it's definitely worth the visit. A little bit emo, a little bit dirty at times, it absolutely parallels the reed-bed in the King Midas story. Things like postsecret.com are are so successful because most people have such a hard time keeping secrets. Sometimes, just saying it (or posting it online) can create a feeling of release and relief. It's also a book, if you want to carry the secrets around with you.
Posted by Erica Killham