Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Most days, I feel like I glide through life totally ignorant of the little secrets people carry around. including those closest to me. I'm sure that's because I usually only pay attention to things when they directly affect me. Still, I'd like to be a better friend, which means people really need to confide in me more often and share gossip, rumors, and ugly hidden truths.

Which is why yesterday was special: people shared not one but two delicious pieces of gossip. Granted, I don't believe one of the items to be true, but the person who told it to me believes it, and that's what's important.

The people involved in these items span several decades of my life, and the stories -- if true -- make me think of them in much more complex, textured ways. One secret (the one I'm sure is true) was ugly, and the other was bizarre but not impossible, but both of them challenged the way I think of the principals. And that, I think, is a good thing, because it's always good to think outside the box, even when it comes to your friends.

Now, though, my appetite has been whetted, and I dread the thought of a secret-free Tuesday. That's where you come in.

Please leave me a comment revealing a secret about yourself or someone else -- idle rumors count -- so that I can make it through the day and continue to think of other people as multidimensional creatures.

Even though we both know that most of you are two-dimensional. Especially bloggers.