Monday, October 18, 2010
It's mid-October and the spirits are stirring. Oh yeah. The ghosts are keeping me awake at night, I hope not for long. I've been talking to them, explaining that when I lie down in my bed, that ordinarily means I'm sleeping, not the best time for them to tell me their stories. I believe that ghosts are kind of like stoners who can't quite get a bead on their own condition, and aren't terribly perceptive about the living either. For instance, I think they can't really tell if we're awake or asleep. When we're sleeping, at least we hold still and are quiet, which is why (according to the cosmology of Reya) they come to us at night.
Just as with a career stoner, I have to remind them of this again and again. Everything seems to go in one ghostly ear and out the other. I am mostly patient with ghosts, though I tend to get a little cranky when sleep deprived which is why I was snapping my fingers and clapping my hands at 3 a.m. last night, yelling, "DUDES!! Back off! I need my sleep."
They seemed startled, but they did leave me alone after that.
Unlike my usual "lifestyle" (really dislike that word), time will not be my luxury for the next couple of weeks. My social calendar is jammed, my work calendar is overflowing, and I've got a bunch of extra projects I feel compelled to finish before the Day of the Dead. I might not have time to think, which means the blog may either be boring or maybe I'll skip a day or two (gasp).
In November, things will calm down. Happy Monday! Shalom.