Thursday, December 28, 2006

Museum of Broken Relationships

So, my afternoon Internet Madness catch-up post has arrived ... And it happens to be a fairly appropriate one, it's the online Museum of Broken Relationships.

Here's how they describe their site:

Museum of Broken Relationships is a project which proceeds from the assumption that objects possess integrated fields - "holograms" of memories and emotions. With its layout the museum intends to create a space of 'secure memory' or 'protected remembrance' in order to preserve the material and nonmaterial heritage of broken relationships.

Want to Become a Donor? Have you recently broken up with your love? You feel an urge to remove or even permanently destroy everything that reminds you of this painful experience. Do not do that as you will surely regeret it some time.

By registering on the web pages of the Museum you become its donor and here you can store everything that reminds you of your bygone love: e-mails, photographs, SMS messages. If your memories still trigger off painful memories "lock" your exhibits for a specified period: 3 months, 6 months or however long you need for recovering. Simply 'remove' them into the museum during convalescence and participate in creation of "collective emotional history".

Interesting concept and not as voyeuristic as you might think. I doubt I would use a site like this, but clearly there are people out there who are and hopefully it's helping them heal their hurts. I prefer to hold onto all the memories of those past special times in your life, although they're now over, and appreciate the journey you had with someone else that was integral in getting you to where you are today. Besides I'm wa-ay too practical about life for that ...

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