Ghosts

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Whether you believe in ghosts or not, we certainly behave with certain similar attributes. We appear out of thin air. It is similar to how you can never remember the beginning of a dream can you? You cannot remember quite how we appeared. We just did. We seemed to coalesce into your life with the ease of a ghost walking through a wall. We arrive and ghost into your life. In the same way as seeing a ghost, when you experience us, it is not an event that you will forget in a hurry. We sidle up to you, insert ourselves into our lives and make connection after connection with you as we feed from you. Like some wraith we attach outselves to you and steadily begin to suck the life force from you as we gorge on the fuel that you provide.

Often we will vanish just as we arrived, without any warning or announcement and try as you might you cannot find us again. It is as if we have disappeared off the face of the earth. Naturally we chose the moment of our vanishing act without any concern for its effect on you. We slip away like a mist evaporating. Once we were everywhere, woven around you and captivating you. Much in the same way as one might be transfixed by the appearance of some spirit. You are entranced by our appearance, there is something ethereal and mysterious about us that causes you to be drawn to us and then we are gone.

We are that elusive spirit that can now not be found. You might go to the same place where we first manifested but there is no sign of us. We have left no footprint, no trace of our existence when you try and seek us out, just like our spectral cousins and then suddenly we have returned. We ghost back into your life and continuing our haunting of you. We are incessant and ever present, drifting about you as we resume our extraction of fuel. We resume our draining of your spirit, leeching it from you as our cold, dead hands take hold of you once again.

People have many theories as to what ghosts are if they indeed exist. Some suggest that where there has been a sudden explosion of emotion, a heightened experience, then an imprint has been made on the fabric of existence. This imprint appears to those who are attuned to seeing it. That imprint is seen doing the same thing over and over again. It walks the same route, passes through the same wall and then vanishes only to appear the next night in the same place. The spirit follows the same routine like a piece of video film stuck in an endless loop. Just like such a ghost we engage in the same behaviours over and over again. The same actions all designed to haunt you as we extract our fuel. The same gestures, the same actions all of which must be replayed. Some believe that a ghost is the soul of someone who has suffered eternal damnation. He or she has been denied entry to heaven or hell and instead has been consigned to walk the earth for eternity, stuck in an unceasing routine. Our endless quest for fuel finds us in such a similar position. We must make our way through life, restless and never finding peace. We move from place to place, unable to rest and be satisfied. Instead we are driven onwards, plagued by the curse of our need for fuel. Thus we must haunt others, our appearance bringing dread and fear in the same way as terror follows the appearance of a spectre.

Unable to quite fit in we are ghost at the feast. Even when we have vanished there is a lingering coldness that strikes you to your core. You still sense us, able to feel the effect of our chilling appearance. You are wary and anxious as you know we will appear once again. Quite when is a mystery but as we first arrived and as we first disappeared we will ghost into your life and continue our haunting of you. Better consult that exorcist.

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8 thoughts on “Ghosts”

  1. “That is what is different about us. I have to support him, love him, encourage him, and be there for him. On the other hand, my husband is a ghost. He is translucent to all of those feelings.”

    This what I said a few days ago describing my husband. Even though my husband is in the same room I experience emptiness from him (Like a ghost). The only way he “haunts me” is the lack of emotion he has for situations. A cold, blank stair is what he offers.

  2. What amuses me in Narcs the most is that how they can be “invisible” and “soundless” when they want it.

    My husband (and my Grandpatrinarc was the same) walks absolutely soundlessly, like a ghost. For example, now he sits and watches TV at the living room in ablsolutely relaxed position and then, in couple seconds (!), he stays behind my back at the kitchen, silently watching what I’m doing there. No noise, no sound. He is a very tall man and my head barely reaches his shoulders, but I’m a noisy elephant in comparison with him. He is taller than many people, but he can be absolutely “invisible” in the crowd. Ghost! Lol.

    1. Noname

      Only two men in my life have been like ghosts, I could feel my husband a mile away, yet my ex and more so my Grandfather many times was hard to detect it was like they just appeared.

      My ex would take me to the woods and let’s just say I learned to become very quite, playing paintball and ambushing him was a challenge for me and one I enjoyed. I remember the day I accomplished it and he just smiled and said that’s my girl. I also remember the bruises from the “lessons” of not being quite enough. Better with that then the real thing thou.

      I have often wondered the reason behind many of the things we did now.

      1. Thank goodness, that he is your ex, Twilight. He was an absolutely wrong man for you.

      2. Noname

        Ha ha there is much more behind things, we played paintball and taking me to the woods taught me how to maneuver quickly around the field with out getting shot. The being quite was because we hunted.
        I do agree he was the wrong man for me thou. Yet I learned many things from him.

      3. We always learn something from them and they always learn something from us. That’s good.

      4. Yes we do

        And sadly I believe I have said to much
        Can’t change things but move forward

  3. Not sure I agree with this one. Haunt you, for what, ever? Isn’t that something that self love and respect can’t cure? Preventing future ‘haunts’ from having much of an impact. If someone truly finds self love (usually through good counseling and self discovery) they will set the necessary boundaries in place. This will lead them to being happy with themselves and then even finding someone who is truly good for them.

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