When do secrets stop being secrets?

Is it when we speak them out out loud?

Does it require a certain number to hear or see them to remove the status of secret?

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7 thoughts on “Secrets

  1. Pssst…..Please change your theme format. This one is “busy” and difficult on the eyes and concentration. Other themes are more reader and comment friendly. PS I wouldn’t tell you this “secret” if I didn’t enjoy reading here.

  2. This reminds me of the story I just heard about Kind Midas, who apparently had a pair of enormous asses’ ears due to a curse that was put on him. He decided to keep the ears a secret by covering them up with a turban. But of course, he couldn’t keep the secret from his hairdresser.

    I’ll paste in the rest of the story from a site I just found: ‘The hairdresser was charged not to mention it, and threatened with dire punishment if he presumed to disobey. But he found it too much for his discretion to keep such a secret; so he went out into the meadow, dug a hole in the ground, and stooping down, whispered the story, and covered it up. Before long a thick bed of reeds sprang up in the meadow, and as soon as it had gained its growth, began whispering the story, and has continued to do so, from that day to this, every time a breeze passes over the place.’

    In an another version, the birds hear it from the reeds and the beasts hear it from the birds and eventually it gets back to Kind Midas, who beheads the hairdresser. So yes, sometimes it’s not a secret any more if you speak it out loud…

    I agree with anonymiss. I’m glad you changed back your theme.

    Thanks for all your wonderful posts in 2008. Have a great Christmas!

  3. Anonymiss! Thank you for letting me know. I have a habit of switching the themes. Also glad you like stopping in here.

    Simon, that story is wonderful, thank you for sharing. I could actually see the story being whispered into the ground. Magnificent. Of course I would love to change the ending! Thanks for letting me know about the theme.

  4. perhaps when they become a reality for all… secrets…

    happy new year my friend… may this year be the brightest yet!… and all the rest, of course 😉

  5. Ah, Enreal! Your kindness is like a beam of sun, cutting through the night sky! Thank so very much. Also, when the reasons erode for secrets, when the origin of same have been erased from occurring, what a blessed time it will be! Best in 2009.

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