Sunday, August 8, 2010

if i were a ghost of my former self, would you turn out the lights so you could see me?

38 comments:

pooh-ger(girl)1996 said...

To turn out the lights to see a ghost of a former self is like closing your eyes to glimpse your past. A ghost is but a trace, a memory. it is not real or tangible, hence there is no real reason to turn out the lights. Does 'turn out the lights' mean switching all your attention to that one thing, while casting all other areas into darkness and shadow?

Sally Ang said...

Are you a beautiful ghost of your former self,or a ghost that is too ugly to be seen ??Will I take the efforts to turn out the lights, so I could see you ??

anne artist said...

i like the idea that turning out the lights is similar to closing your eyes. so if i were a ghost of my former self, you could still see me if you closed your eyes and allowed the traces of my being to become evident? is that how we remember people who are no longer in our midst?

and sally ang, is there any way to know how the ghost will look prior to turning out the lights? so, yes, the question becomes, would you risk what you might see and turn out the lights?

RedWriter said...

Without light the darkness is a dangerous frightening place... would you glow to guide me? would you touch me with your essence in comfort? would you whisper for me to turn the light back on if you sensed my fear? if I did this for you, would you stay? x

anne artist said...

ah.....feels like poetry......

am wondering if there is such a thing as complete darkness or if my eyes get used to it, do i sense a light?

Smoky Moonlight said...

If I turn out the lights to see the ghost of your past, would I not miss seeing your face today?

As Donne famously challanged the suns strong light in 'The sun rising' saying:
" I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink.
But that I would not lose her sight so long" :)

anne artist said...

a beautiful quotation. thank you for it.

by questioning, by asking about my face today, would you be reminding me that i am not simply the ghost of my former self and perhaps that in the light i, too, could see my face?

for is it in the darkness that i become my own ghost?

Smoky Moonlight said...

The darkness of the past and the light of hope for tomorrow meet to create your face today.

You are definitely more than your ghost, but that ghost is a part of you too. We keep a part of that darkness with us even in pure light in the form of a shadow? No need to turn out the lights.

anne artist said...

so light will illuminate my former self by creating a shadow i can touch but not hold........

Smoky Moonlight said...

:) how beautifuly you say it.
So my twist on your original question would be "If the ghost of my past haunts and posseses me,would you turn on the light and help me see who I really am?"

yuke zaida said...

If your are ghost, your are the best ghost,you have sense of humanity.

anne artist said...

if i turned on the light, i would see you and i could then open the door and invite you to walk outside, because you would then know a shadow for what it was......?

anne artist said...

ah, thank you for the ghost complement....my first, i believe........

Sui Generis said...

Ah, Cute.
:)

Rachel Fenton said...

Who decided ghosts glow in the dark? Or are we discussing only ghosts which bacame so as a result of radiation poisoning?

Do you have any sausage recipes?

Delhi Goon said...

woah! spooky... i did take the words literally though. it's only after reading the comments did i get insight.

anne artist said...

the ghost stories i grew up with occurred at night. perhaps because ghosts are rather ephermal due to the lack of having an actual body. but then i suppose ghosts could be created in other ways.

perhaps the word "ghost" can mean other things other than the kind i just described......

J. Crew said...

I take it to mean, if I were to change-(if I were the ghost of my former self)-maybe for the very worse, what kind of friend would you be then? Would you dismiss me because you no longer see me, or know me, the same way, or by the same means, or would you bother to adjust the way you connect with me, so that you can still understand me in some fashion.

anne artist said...

yes.......

and also, there is the question.....do you believe in ghosts?

jillian said...

i really believe in ghost......especially BOYS-cAUsE TheY aRE GHOST!!!!!!!!!!!

trace said...

"now repeat after me, i'm gonna be free"

anne artist said...

trace......your post made me laugh....thanks!

O Absurdista said...

spetacular phrase!

Livsnjutaren said...

I don´t need to turn out the light to see the goast in my house ;)

anne artist said...

ahhh....

Bookworm said...

If you can be seen already with the lights on, would turning the lights off make me able to see you in a better or worse way?

anne artist said...

i suppose you would see me as the ghost if we were in the dark. i am not sure what you would see in the light.....

MaurĂ­cio Costa said...

Oh, please...we don't need to turn out the light...just close our eyes.
=]

Sorry the poor english.
See ya...

Sally Ang said...

Perhaps, ghost exist because they had to complete certain missions ...they haven't really complete when they are human....the missions can be events just causing hurts to itself or others ....so guess i dun really want to let ghosts live in me nor want to see any of it in my life time :)

anne artist said...

perhaps this is a good moment to suggest that a "ghost" of my former self might mean that i am low energy, that i am for any number of reasons unable or unwilling to project my whole being into the world. i would not be a ghost literally. then, what would you do in order to see me when i am not really feeling strong enough to see myself?

and to clarify, this is a metaphorical question. i am not feeling ghostlike at this time........

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Sylvia Kay said...

I feel we are all ghosts of our former selves. I know I've come into the world this time carrying many beliefs as well as hopes and fears from where I've been before. I've spent the past seventeen years consciously unearthing them, in a solo meditative quest and this has revealed I've also spent the rest of my life doing so unconsciously.

anne artist said...

"unearthing" ghosts...a interesting phrase.......that can take us many places, perhaps.

Cindy Tebo said...

The ghost of my former self is always with me. Would it take more than turning out the lights to see this?

anne artist said...

if it is always there, would we forget to see it?

Lui said...

I would turn them on before you turn me on

anne artist said...

so you would disappear by your own choice first?

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