THE RELUCTANT GHOST
I’m not a very good ghost — I mean I’m a good ghost, but I’m not good at scaring you. Scaring you is not right. I have enough on my mind trying not to spill my ectoplasm while passing through walls let alone worrying about how I am going to frighten you.
I failed Fear 101 at ghost school. I get no pleasure out of scaring people. I never saw a ghost when I was a person, but I can imagine what it is like having a ghost scare you.
My teachers and fellow spooks scold me for not being like other ghosts. My teachers accuse me of going against tradition. They say that I am worthless. I know my worth is intrinsic and not determined by what I do, but some days I forget this and feel worthless. On those days it does not help with teachers and fellow spooks telling me that I am worthless unless I scare people.
I will be around you, but I promise I will not frighten you. If a ghost scares you, then know that it is not me. I have much more productive things to do than scare people:
- I can read books by passing through them;
- I can tour snowflakes by going inside them;
- I can go inside pictures and have adventures; (Abstract pictures are okay, but I prefer conventional ones.)
- Or I can just sit and watch Eternity.
Sitting and watching Eternity is fun. You don’t have to be a ghost to do it. It’s easy to do. You just sit and watch Eternity. It’s that simple.
That’s it for now. Boobye.