I wish that throwing away secrets were as easy as the Prince was able to dispose of his uncle's dirty little book.
I have a secret that I wish I could just throw away into a trash bin. It's nothing too scandalous but one that has haunted me and sat heavily on my heart for 17 years. It deals with my education.
Sorry… it's not that juicy.
How often do I think of it?
Far too often I feel.
At least several times a week...for 17 years.
It is a matter of shame for me.
How can I unburden myself from it?
Perhaps what I am doing now is one way. Working through it.
The Prince lost everything in his life. I doubt my losses would be as massive. I honestly don't know what my losses would be but I am sure that once the secret is revealed, there will be a few people that could be hurt and they will be restricted to family members...which makes it even worse...which is probably why I am holding this secret.
As I put my feelings down about this secret, testing the waters of allowing it some freedom, I have chosen to place it on a medium that my family doesn't even know exists.
I have been writing here and working through some of my issues with my life since 2008. M knows that I collect these books, and she sees that I read them but she has no idea what I do with them after. I've often thought about the day when one of them discovers this little corner I've carved out.
So, a little shameful secret - does it feel like a black hood such as the Prince felt descend over him?
It does on occasion...and I'm so afraid that when the secret becomes too strong, the hood will not be able to be removed.