Goodbye Ghosts

01 Nov 2011

by Natalie Lynn Borton

This morning I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm went off. It was a little odd, since it was still dark out and I really had no reason to stop sleeping. Nonetheless, I didn’t have another ounce of shut-eye in me. Since Brian was taking full advantage of his final 30 minutes of snoozing, I grabbed my phone and scrolled through Twitter. I read news updates from Mashable and recipes from Cooking Light, just passing the time. Then I stumbled upon a link to a blog post from To Write Love on Her Arms:

It’s a clever take on the way our pasts haunt us–very appropriate for it’s Halloween posting date. And though at first I thought it would be a bit cheesy, I quickly realized that it carried so much truth. Read for yourself and let us know what you think.

What does it mean when something is haunted? What exactly is a ghost?

It’s easy to talk about haunted places. A haunted house. A haunted building. We smile at those stories. We get excited. There is no stigma, no shame. But what about haunted people? Isn’t it true that, as people, our lives can become haunted things as well? The past can haunt the present. The past can steal the future.

Isn’t that what most of this is about? Something painful in our past? Something breaks or something dies and in living with the pain, we begin to live with ghosts. And by our choices, we either ask the ghosts to leave or we help them make a home. [read more…]

Why do you think it’s so difficult to let go of the past?

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