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People’s Secret Confessions are Publicly Displayed in a Train Station

People's Secret Confessions




 

In England, British people’s secret confessions are publicly displayed in a train station, on a huge prompter, called “The Waiting Wall”. One of the busiest train stations in South England, Brighton, installed “The Waiting Wall” to allow commuters to submit their anonymous secret confessions.

The people’s secret confessions are publicly displayed on a huge screen for other fellow passengers to see and to encourage them to lift the stone of their hearts and tell the world what is eating them up inside.

The display will be running from September 21 to September 27, as part of the Brighton digital festival, and the results are sensational, and so very emotional.

The idea to have people’s secret confessions publicly displayed came from Alan Donohoe and Steven Parker, who make up a very creative digital storytelling partnership called “Free The Trees”.

Alain de Botton was their “muse” in this project, after he suggested that Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall could be adapted to serve a more modern use, in our day to day lives. Thus, “The Waiting Wall” was born.

 

People's Secret Confessions

“Standing on the concourse waiting for yet another delayed, overcrowded train, will become a rare eye-opening and uplifting experience,” according to The Waiting Wall on the Free The Trees website.

People's Secret Confessions are Publicly Displayed in a Train Station
People’s Secret Confessions are Publicly Displayed in a Train Station

“Inspired by the book Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton, ‘The Waiting Wall’, referencing commuters’ experiences, is an electronic display of Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, “that would anonymously broadcast our inner woes,” thereby reminding us that “we are none of us alone in the extent of our troubles and lamentations,” they creators added.

People's Secret Confessions

Messages can be sent and read online on “The Waiting Wall”‘s website and people have been sending in their secret confessions, from job-related problems, to sex & love and basic life issues they’re struggling with.

People's Secret Confessions

 

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People’s Secret Confessions are Publicly Displayed in a Train Station

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People’s Secret Confessions are Publicly Displayed in a Train Station

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People’s Secret Confessions are Publicly Displayed in a Train Station

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People’s Secret Confessions are Publicly Displayed in a Train Station

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People’s Secret Confessions are Publicly Displayed in a Train Station

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People’s Secret Confessions are Publicly Displayed in a Train Station

People's Secret Confessions

People's Secret Confessions

 




Written by T.B.V.

Passionate Explorer and Co-Founder @Gipsy_Ninja & @PencilNex. Life's short, go out with a bang!