Why Ghost Stories?
Because this year will seem slow whence compared with what we evolve to next year or even six months from now. We are moving at dizzying speeds in information, technology, and convenience.
Because the question keeps barreling back at us- in the digital Age-what is there left to hold onto? Only our memories.
Because our memories are the sanctuary of our lives.
There is neither rhyme nor reason as to why we remember what we remember. There is a lyrical power that the classic ghost story holds over us. And notice that they are not all literally about ghouls, and monsters. What is a Ghost if not a Memory? And so the ghost story has come to be expressly defined to me as that which haunts your psyche long after the telling is finished.
'Ghost In The Gaslight' is a search for all things fleetingly beautiful; the kinds of moments orphaned and forgotten at the hands of our 21st-Century-breakneck-speed-of-life. I simply offer your world back to you through the lens from another time and forgive me- sometimes a peculiar syntax. I cannot abide by the usual blogger’s ‘chatty, breezy snarkiness’ wherein at times they seem apart from a situation whilst commenting on it. I freely admit to living for the unapologetic ‘flourish’, envisioning a world in which Charles Dickens or Washington Irving kept a blog about enjoying the little things experienced by the forgotten or the downtrodden but with their passion intact! I invite ye to experience my humble creations. To share with you a little bit of beauty, as I see it, that is all I crave.
It were Oscar Wilde who observed in The Picture Of Dorian Grey, “The search for beauty being the real secret of life.”