Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sites of Insight

I think it is human nature to be curious and want to know whats going on in someone else's life. We want the gritty details and the full story of whatever just went down. I mean, gossiping has been scientifically proven to make people happy, whether we consider it polite or not. We just like knowing whats going on with other people. Humans are nosy. And can be nosy to an obsessive extent. Tabloids anyone? Books and  movies give us a very personal look at someone else's life and I think you can even get that from other people's blogs. Anyway, I just thought, that I would do a post on websites that give you very personal insight into someone's life or mind, wishes or fears, secrets or things they are proud of. 

I just ran across this one today. Its called Before I Die I Want To...
I really like this one. It stands out. Its intriguing and quite frankly, courageous.

This next one is perhaps not the most personal, but I really like the project and seeing what everyone else would take. The site is called The Burning House.

Now granted, a lot of these things wouldn't be reasonable to bring along, but I think the point of this blog is what items are most important to you?

Every picture has a description of their stuff so here's the photo above's;

Name: Amy
Age: 25
Location: London
Occupation: I’m not sure yet, actually
  • My Diana F+ (with unfinished film inside)
  • A stack of diaries, journals and sketchbooks that span the last decade
  • A box containing cards and letters from my closest friends
  • An envelope filled with love letters that my boyfriend and I wrote to each other when we lived apart
  • My trusty leather jacket
  • My favourite scarf
  • Beaten up Converse
  • Hard drive containing all of my digital life
  • My purse
  • My watch
  • A bracelet engraved with the words ‘Forget Me Not’ (which both of my sisters own too)
  • A black cat that belonged to my Grandad
  • A passport photo of my Dad, aged 18
  • My Grandma’s jewellery box
  • Photographs of my parents when they were young (and wearing matching shirts)
  • My passport, to remind me that adventure is just around the corner
  • My phone
  • A photograph of my Mum looking happy and carefree
  • Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, to give me perspective

And hey guys,  I did a post on this a while back... its burning to the ground

Lastly, I'm sure many of you are aware of this project by now, but I check every single week to see what the new batch of secrets entail, from Frank Warren's project titled Post Secret

Now go explore other people's lives!

1 comment:

Kaitlyn said...

All three of these are really cool sites! I've heard of postsecret before but not the other two. Thanks for sharing, I'm glad I found your blog :)

~Kat Katastrophe