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  •  Up here in the Pacific Northwest (31+ / 0-)

    we are expecting some actual rain, more than a few hours' worth, and it is a fairly abrupt change here. It's been gray and chilly here, but dry since July, except for a bare few hours of rain, twice. The rain is a welcome presence, sweeping away the last vestiges of the dry season and bringing a renewal. We also look towards Samhain here in this household, our New Year and a time when the veils between the worlds are at their thinnest.

    There is a hole building in reality, all right, and spirits of our beloved dead walk among us for some time either side of Samhain, less so after than before. I think they call to us to remember the best that was in them.

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    by Kitsap River on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 03:17:33 PM PDT

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    •  Raining here in Corvallis Oregon. (5+ / 0-)

      rain forecasted for the next 5 days.

      The ground is hard and cracked from the drought.

      The rain is badly needed and perfect timing. We just transplanted a bunch of plants.

      "the Devil made me buy this dress!" Flip Wilson as Geraldine Jones

      by BlueJessamine on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 05:54:04 PM PDT

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    •  Aji perfectly explained her journey from one world (1+ / 0-)
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      to another, with her spirit joined to a part of the second world open to few people. Few people have such a strong spirit to get to their own world, reach the reality and spirituality inside them.

      Sometimes I seem to have spirits that I call to me, asking them what I should do. Other times I ask, did you see that?

      Yes, anniversaries can be hard. The people welded to you will not be forgotten. The good join, the bad intrude. Sometimes the bad take over all emotions, crowding out everything but pain. The questions of why? Of why him or her?

      Could I have stopped it? Did I do enough? I've been reassured I did all I could do, after all, I was a child. But is in my head. What if? How can other people forgive that behavior? I will never understand.

      Aji, I will not forget your sister. Your strong thoughts, your connection is very, very deep. An image of both of you, hands reaching for one another, spirits flowing into one another. Two flying spirits. Everytime I see your name, I will think of two colorful butterflies.

      My personal computer is limited, can't post without tagging on. Community computer better. Pardon tagging to comments, spelling, please.

      by CuriousBoston on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 08:47:09 AM PDT

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