Monday, January 3, 2011

This is the best part. This is the worst part.

Being able to talk to ghosts means I understand their language - but only if it's a ghost. If a living woman walked up to me and said something in French, I'd say something clever like, "huh?".

But I know what she's said, and I know what she wants.

No point in trying to put my arms around an insubstantial body. No point in trying to be comforting. I can only do what I do best.

I hold out my hand as if bestowing a blessing - which, if you think about it, I am - and say, "Go in peace."

That's it. No flashy fireworks, just - gone.

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