Having secrets is a part of being human. By keeping parts of our lives private, we give ourselves the chance to form an identity apart from the public sphere and, in turn, an independent sense of self. In sharing our secrets with others, we choose to share our most private selves; the telling and keeping of secrets a very intimate matter in any relationship.
In a world where social media is reinventing the style and speed with which secrets are spilled, and America’ most famous fugitive, Edward Snowden, is on the run for the secrets he shared, we thought it was time to gather a few of your most poignant Six-Word Memoirs on secrets.
Sometimes I keep secrets from myself.
My novel is filled with secrets.
Understanding patterns is secret to Life.
Soul of discretion. Keeper of secrets.
My inner NSA crushed my secrets.
My best secrets are Facebook statuses.
Secrets granted to those worth keeping.
Secrets. Need to disguise. Writes novels.
Secret of flight: forgetting to fall.
I have secrets. Secrets halve me.
Scantily clad. My hot-flash secret weapon.
I so much love being secretive!
Give yourself some secret power names.
The kettle knows the pot’s secrets.
Former tattle-tale now good secret keeper.
Social media has no secrets.
My secrets are written on Facebook.
I’m secretly in love with humanity.
I am secretly someone’s alter ego.
Literary dreams and secret wine stash.
A secret shared is trust offered.
Not artsy, with secret artsy ambitions.
Dog knows; keeps all my secrets.
Secret of life: Marry an Italian.
– Nora Ephron
Finally admitted I can’t keep secrets.