Dad, if you tell me your secret I can keep it.
Really, how's that?
I just put it in my the front of my mind and then flick it out.
Nice trick you've got there.
Yeah. Did you know we got a coupon at Rue 21 when we bought your birthday present?
What are you laughing at?
Oh nothing, just keep flicking....
Wouldn't it be nice if some secrets you could flick out of your mind? Secrets you wish you never knew. Or ones you know you can't keep.
Sure there are safe fun secrets, right? They are pretty easy to keep. Or when someone is looking for help, someone to listen and they listen back and get the help.
But then there are those just looking for someone to carry the weight of the guilt they feel. They just want someone to tell them it's okay. Or they want to try the truth out on someone just to get a reaction. Like the friend that told you about his extra-marital affair, but has no intention of telling his wife, or stopping.
Secrets can be scary. Secrets imply trust, but they can break trust as well. There was a kid whose parent told them not to tell, it would break trust...nothing said of the trust they broke with their kid. So this kid can't tell anyone, because they would be the bad guy, they would break trust...but not to tell would mean their trust would continue to be broken...several times a weak.
Telling the truth shattered them...and set them free from a very evil secret.
Some secrets carry a heaven burden of guilt and anxiety, that's usually how you can tell they are not worth keeping. It would be nice to just flick them out of our minds...i guess that would be the same as telling them. And that just might be the best thing to do.
For the record, I still don't know what I am getting for my birthday. Darn secrets.