secret Why do we keep certain things personal and private.  Is it because we are afraid of judgement or embarassment?  The Boston Globe staff writer,  Gareth Cook, said in his article on ‘Life with Dyslexia’ , “For more that 15 years, I have had a secret”. Cook spoke with Dr. Shaywitz, the co-founder of The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, told him that the stigma associated with dyslexia was going away and that there was no reason to be ashamed. Cook said , “That’s when I decided: time to come out of the closet,” he also said “I also had to write this because I know there is at least one kid out there who is feeling the despair that clawed at me for many years. I want this kid to know: It’s never going to be easy, but put your heart into it and you will blow them away.”

I like the chorus of the song that Mary Lambert recorded called “Secrets”

“They tell us from the time we’re young
To hide the things that we don’t like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I’m not the only one
Who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I’m over it

I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So what
So what”