And sometimes our ghosts create a reality. A thing that does not belong but sits there silently before our eyes because we think it should be there. Not a whole and not a hole, holy or unholy, not a sign but a sigh, unrealized. The h in ghost.
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There are many places I pass by where i can almost see, feel, or taste what happened there. Something that involved. An accident seen or averted. A casual touch or glance, full of intention. I can stand in these places and look where i looked and almost see what I saw, almost feel what I felt. The person or people involved may be living or dead, near or far, but business there is a ghost there, just for. My desire or dread. And ghosts can be things that should have happened. Or things that I think happened but did not. Things that I just wanted to have happened. For any person, their home town is a ghost town, a town not empty but full of the empties of pasts consumed and possibilities not realized.
It has been suggested — write i seem to recall by kurt Vonnegut, but I have only the suggestion of a memory of where he suggested it — that ghosts are not actual beings but simply echo images. Something passed through and left ripples, and the ghost is the ripples. See it come watch it. I wonder, too, whether the ripples may be not from what the supposed person saw or felt, but what we have seen and felt, perhaps what we remember or imagine of the person. A ghost could be of a living thing. I think of laurie anderson's ". Gravity's Angel "Well, we were just laying there. And this ghost of your other lover walked. Made of thin air.
It stands for a breath. And breath has been equated with the spirit, the soul, in many cultures, languages, and times. The word for that part of us that is friend immortal was, in Old English, gást — not that your soul is a guest in your body, but it is the ghost that you give up when you die; it ascends to join the holy Ghost. Over the centuries, we have come to prefer the latin-derived spirit for that, and have reserved ghost for a spectral being — especially the echo of a person who has died. A haunted house may have a ghost that repeats the same action over and over again, something emblematic for that person, perhaps something fraught with emotion. It can be an ordinary action of an ordinary person, but to see something so plan eerie, so eldritch, as a bodiless spectre — a ghost without the machine — will leave us frightened. But how are these ghosts wandering around if their spirits are supposed to be in heaven or Hell? This is why i said echo.
By the 1400s, it had changed to gost or goost. But it was not until William Caxton brought over the printing press from the continent that the h appeared: Caxton had spent much time in Bruges, and when he printed this word he added an h to match the h he knew in the Flemish. If Caxton had taken a freshly printed sheet, the ink still wet, and folded it, the ink would have produced another ghost: a light mirror image of the printed matter. This is one of many similar things called ghosts, such as phantom images on televisions and on radars. Things seen but not signifying the same thing. But what, in origin, is a ghost? Let us return to that letter.
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And second to the fatality of familia is our adherence to mythos. . As neighbors readily suspected neighbors. . And we quickly assumed strangers to be sadists. . All because we allowed the dark side to seduce us with urban legend. Nothing is as evil as our myths and imaginations.
Advertisements, tags: all hallows eve, article, candy, halloween, myth, news, scary, sowain, true story, urban legend. Watch a video of me reading this ghost story, if you would like, or read it below. Or read along with. This word has a ghost in it, a little guest in the host: resume a letter h, symbol of a soft breath, here seen but not heard — like many a spectre. In Old English, this word was gást, with.
Researchers Gerald Horiuchi and joel Best reported every halloween incident from 1958. . The results are more shocking than the myth. . They found that two children were murdered. . The scary part is who killed them. . no, strangers didnt do it — their fathers did!
One father left his heroin unattended and the youngster ate. . And to cover his tracks, the father sprinkled the smack on the childs entire halloween stash. . The other boy died from a deliberate poisoning. . His father put cyanide in his sons candy. . to collect on life insurance. . he saw the opportunity afforded by the halloween myth and quickly pounced. In short, we learn that strangers are not nearly as fatal as our own families can. . And thats a grim reality to be sure. . A family holiday tainted by family. .
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They were said to be placing anything from blades to poison in trick-or-treat candy. . Consequently, panic spread amongst concerned parents. . Schools opened their doors so teachers could help daddy check kids candy bags. . Communities organized mass inspections. . even hospital x-ray machines searched stashes in search of razor blades. . And as a kid, i remember having my own goods inspected. But could strangers really be so evil? Well, as it turns out,. Research revealed something strange: the poison / razor candy was indeed only a myth. .
In-between the autumns light and the winters darkness, they celebrated Sowain day. . And Sowain day was when druids left food for the dead. . It was believed that dead souls wandered in-between the fall and Winter. so, the snacks were left to appease the dead. . They tossed cows and horses in (the fire) for sacrificial honor. . Then the druids said they could converse with dead souls, which explains our current ghost-telling ritual on Halloween night. And heres a ghost tale for you now: In the 70s and 80s a story rose to prominence. . Rumors revolved around Halloween trick-or-treaters. . Supposedly strangers were poisoning Halloween candies. .
The text tells the legend of an Irishman called Jack, after whom the halloween pumpkin is named Jack o'lantern. Level 4, the canterville Ghost - unchanged 213,85 kib, oscar Wilde's funny ghost story. Great fun to read. The ancient Celtics fed solely off the land. . And so they feared Winters bane. .
The canterville Ghost - text 159,17 kib, we have shortened and simplified Oscar Wilde's funny ghost story so that it is great fun to presentation read even for students at a lower level. ( also available online the canterville Ghost - comprehension Test 142,79 kib, students can answer questions on the text and strengthen their vocabulary. One test for each chapter. Halloween-Decoration - instructions, easy English instructions on how to make a jack o'lantern. The canterville Ghost - grammar Exercise 122,93 kib, why not use the canterville Ghost story to practise some aspects of English grammar. We have prepared a worksheet for each chapter. (passive voice, simple past, past perfect simple, adjective/adverb, direct speech, reported speech, possessive case of nouns). For simplified version of The canterville Ghost and vocabulary exercises on the story see level 2 (above).
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For better orientation, the materials father's are sorted by level. Some lower-level materials (e.g. Games, ecards) may also be fun for students at higher levels. Have fun and a great Halloween. Level 1, hangman - game, fun game in which the students have to guess words. There's a special topic for Halloween, of course. Jack o'lantern e-card - fun, why not ask your students to send you greetings on Halloween. Your students will have lots of fun creating their own Jack o'lantern ecard.