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Overheard in the Box

Davis: I used to think that secrets were like evil twins – something it was possible in theory to have, but nobody actually had one. In my sophomore year of college, one of my friends asked “Want to hear a secret?” and I said “Don’t be silly, secrets don’t really exist.”

Julia: When I was little, I thought the stars were a metaphor, something poets wrote about to inspire people. It wasn’t until I got glasses in second grade that I realized they were actually up there and everyone could see them.

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18 Responses to Overheard in the Box

  1. suntzuanime says:

    Julia lives out in the country, I guess.

  2. Joe says:

    Im sorry what is “the Box”?

  3. Berry says:

    Is this part of a series? Did I miss an earlier installment? What’s going on here? :p

  4. anon1 says:

    I heard so much about “passion” in the context of something you have to say to make yourself look good that I didn’t realize until college that there were people who were actually interested in things.

  5. MugaSofer says:

    I always wondered who this “Ed” fellow was who wrote all my comics…

    I think I’m missing something about this, since I have no idea what the title refers to.

  6. Grognor says:

    I feel pretty sure that I’ve heard that quote about secrets before, but I can’t remember whence.
    I know that secrets exist and that people have them. You don’t hear about the ones that are actually kept! They aren’t as rare as you think.

  7. I’m amazed that somebody could think that secrets don’t exist until college. How could Davis live that long without accruing a secret? Did none of the following ever happen?

    • got an F on an assignment and tried to hide it from your parents

    • had a hidden place at school or in the neighborhood that you liked to go to or hide things in

    • both masturbated and tried to hide that fact from your parents

    • had a password or a lock combination

    Was Davis referring to a special type of secret that is bigger than those examples?

    • MugaSofer says:

      I think you may be overestimating the commonness of some of those.

      I would guess they didn’t think of passwords and such as “secrets”, though, yeah.

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