This question comes from a dinner party my parents went to where the hosts threw it out to the table. And I decided to steal it to throw out to all of you!
I don’t necessarily mean ghosts like big spooky killer ghosts in movies, just any kind of ghost. Personally, I definitely believe in ghosts.
I’m staying right now in the house that has been in my family for 4 generations. Or 5 I guess, since my cousins have babies now. Anyway, I am surrounded by ghosts. Partly ghosts of dead people, but also ghosts of memories.
For instance, working in the kitchen and suddenly almost seeing my 5 year old self smiling back at me from the stool. Or, sitting around the fireplace and almost seeing my great-grandmother (who died before I was born) sitting in her favorite chair.
Or, the most recent “hey! you’re dead! Go away!” moment, my mother said she was thinking of taking the oil painting of my great-grandfather down from over the fireplace. And since then, she has suddenly lost a tablecloth, her glasses, and the fittings for the new curtains she wants to put up. He is not someone who takes lightly to being forgotten, alive or dead.
How about you?