We’re expecting stormy weather here at the mausoleum! The sun continues to peek through, but the winds are picking up and there’s a general air of anticipation. I’m putting together a rainy night mix with the aid of sweet black coffee and trying not to wake my Witchy Bride. Yes, even the dead sleep in on weekends. I recently received a rather unusual letter about ouija boards and divination from a breather with an interest in the afterlife.
Seeking in Shreveport writes:
I’ve been doing regular sessions with a ouija board and studying various occult topics. I really want to make contact with the other side, but so far I haven’t had any results. What am I doing wrong? I follow all the rules, and I’m always respectful. Why can’t I speak to ghosts? I know my Dad’s house is haunted. I’ve seen shadows at night and the faucets turn on by themselves some time. He’s really understanding about my interests and lets me do the board every weekend. I’m starting to think I just don’t have the gift. You probably won’t even get this email. I’m sure my isp isn’t run by skilled necromancers. If you do read this, please help.
I did get your letter and was quite happy to have it. Unfortunately. we’re really not all that fond of Ouija. In fact communication with the living, in any form, is rare. No offense, but there are so many of us and only a few billion of you….not to mention that our population has had millennia to perfect the art of telepathic communication with each other. It’s simply easier to connect with other departed souls. That does not mean, however, that we don’t enjoy living company from time to time. Why, the entire purpose of this blog is to interface with the breathing community. The thing you must remember is that you will have eternity with us when your time comes, so perhaps you should spend your time up top focusing on the other pulse packers around you. The dead will always be here. It’s very cool that your Dad is open to your interests. Maybe some of the time you’ve been devoting to seeking spirits could be put toward building memories with him.
Well, I do believe I hear the overture to the impending storm. I plan on settling in with a volume of Nathaniel Hawthorne and my coffee to enjoy this wonderful weather. We will be working on a better way for our readers to contact us, and hopefully we’ll be hearing from all of you before long. Be well, and stay spooky!