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Samhain Approaches

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It was late afternoon when Kristen and I left the beach, pushing the kids in the double stroller. We were chatting as we walked across the gravel parking lot by the old church and graveyard. Suddenly we both stopped, halted by the smell of cigarette smoke.  "Wow, that’s strong!" we exclaimed at the same time.   We looked around.  No one was in sight. No cars in the lot, no one walking on the road, no one sitting on the steps to the church, no one visiting the graves.  "Where the heck did that come from?"

"Maybe it’s a ghost," I said, half kidding.
"That’s what I thought!" Kristen replied.

We looked at each other.


We walked on.

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Sharon Wed - Oct 18th 2006 7:46 am

    Once while I was visiting a cemetery with a friend to take pictures I heard a car alarm go off. My friend said “that’s your car.” I said that it couldn’t be because I didn’t have an alarm. We could see the car from where we were and there weren’t any other cars nearby so I had to conclude that it was my car. Then we wondered who set it off(?) To this day, I’ve never heard the alarm again no matter where I park that car!!! And, I got some interesting glows in the pictures I took at the cemetery. Some say they’re sun spots but I can’t help but wonder otherwise!
    PS. I am interested in the Seven Whispers so I hope you continue to keep us posted.

  • Andy Wed - Oct 25th 2006 11:15 pm

    Smells, sounds, temperature… The dead, I believe, find many ways to impact upon the senses and tell us of their presence. Last night I heard my dear cat Dolly growl at the side of the bed; she was, it seemed, jealous of our new little one. I realised I hadn’t spoken to her through her photo which sits in a frame next to my pillow. I do that every night, and last night, being tired, had simply settled down to sleep. I sat up, apologised, talked to her for a moment and then sensed a contentment in the air. I won’t forget to chat with her again at bedtime. She doesn’t mind the new kitten, but she wants me to know she is still around! x