susan smitten (chu_hi) wrote,
susan smitten

"She has sad sickness," the old Indian in the desert tells his grandson. "Lost in a world of ghosts.

Yes, ghosts undoubtedly exist; there is a world of ghosts. I live now in a world of ghosts, a prisoner in my dreams. You see, it was during those power cuts, that my mother became my best friend and took me to trips into a different world... a world of ghosts, goblins and fairies; a world of two-headed dragons and witches whose hearts were enclosed within unique objects. Living in a World of Ghosts - come inside, and I will be your host. It was like looking through a magic glass into a world of ghosts and monsters, perhaps the world to which his father's spirit was passing, beginning the long journey to the land of the dead. Enid lives in a world of ghosts. It is a world of ghosts, grotesques and talking animals, where fantasy, black comedy and horror converge. In a world of ghosts, she is all too of the flesh. Yet it remains as instructive: a world of ghosts, of real and unreal, or something in between, impossible to decipher. The epic closet-cleaning adventure that follows takes Clarissa and her brother Peter into a world of ghosts, Merry Men, pirates, and those dancing fish-angels. But when the new creation is stolen and activated, it unleashes a world of ghosts and goblins!

Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki's stunningly imaginative supernatural adventure about a plucky little girl in a world of ghosts bested four much higher-profile American opponents, proving quality counts. The countryside is transformed into a nightmarish vision, a world of ghosts, animals, and unknown terrors. Time shifts from one consciousness to another in a hypnotic flow of dreams, desires, and memories, a world of ghosts dominated by the figure of Pedro Páramo - lover, overlord, murderer. This remarkable Pahouin head... is an evocation of a spirit that penetrates to another world, a world of ghosts and occult forces, and could only be produced where spiritism still holds sway.  And while Chamberlain and the rest of the cast operate within a world of ghosts and various other spirits, there is one man responsible for bringing it all to life nightly on stage. In this Disney family comedy Eddie Murphy stars as the workaholic father, Jim Evers, sucked into a world of ghosts, ghouls and other spooks when he convinces his family that his professional interest in a potentially lucrative piece of real estate is really a 'family trip to a big old house'. This biting monologue is centered on the idea that she lives in a world of "ghosts," where everybody lacks authenticity, or a sense or purpose. I agree about the new world being a world of ghosts, but I'm not so sure that Hagrid will be the one to die.

Sometimes westerners resist anything that can't be proved; sometimes they react the other way, naively accepting a world of ghosts and ghouls. Or at least, we might know we are walking in a world of ghosts, and not cthonic bliss (pain). Further, by being sensitive to the inner reality of the adopted child, we let them know we understand how confusing it can be to live in a world of ghosts, surrogate parents, and loss. The supernatural is dangerous territory for movie fiction, and it's to writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's credit that he found so successful a way to suggest a world of ghosts in his 1999 hit, "Sixth Sense". Forster speaks of these lies as a world of ghosts, surrounding Lucy and multiplying in number.  Jim who is so intent on the deal quickly ignores all the things that seem to be wrong with the house and takes his family on the adventure of their lives through a world of ghosts and all the history and mystery of the Haunted Mansion. We are all familiar with the fact that man in former days readily believed in the existence of an unseen world, a world of ghosts, demons, nature-spirits which were worshipped as gods, and a host of other supernatural beings. 

So I was born, in Galway, in 1920, into a world of ghosts. "I seemed to move among a world of ghosts / And feel myself the shadow of a dream.". GROUPS of brave souls took to Tardebigge canal over the Halloween weekend for a spooky trip into a world of ghosts and ghouls. Battle the forces of darkness and try to keep your business afloat in a world of ghosts, demons, vampires and IRS agents.
Tags: google poetry

  • Just Tokyo Things

    I had a brief layover in Tokyo earlier this month. Here are some quirky things I picked up when I went out shopping. Banana flavored chu-hi. I…

  • From Japan, With Love

    My friend wanted a souvenir of Tokyo, so I brought him some vegetable crisps and a cute-but-sad gift bag. I put in a can of cantaloupe flavored…

  • Kansai Layover!

    Hello wires! Inoshishi! Drooling boar! Don likes Ito-En green tea. Kobe is colorful! Ikuta Road Weirdly pretty corner Broccoli on…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.