Ghost.

October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

“The people you love become ghosts inside of you, and like this you keep them alive.” – Rob Montgomery

 

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Cibola National Forest

http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola

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“The fog was where I wanted to be. Halfway down the path you can’t see this house. You’d never know it was here. Or any of the other places down the avenue. I couldn’t see but a few feet ahead. I didn’t meet a soul. Everything looked and sounded unreal. Nothing was what it is. That’s what I wanted—to be alone with myself in another world where truth is untrue and life can hide from itself. Out beyond the harbor, where the road runs along the beach, I even lost the feeling of being on land. The fog and the sea seemed part of each other. It was like walking on the bottom of the sea. As if I had drowned long ago. As if I was the ghost belonging to the fog, and the fog was the ghost of the sea. It felt damned peaceful to be nothing more than a ghost within a ghost.” – Eugene O’Neill, “Long Day’s Journey into Night”.

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Cibola National Forest Campsite in the Magdalena Ranger District

http://www.sangres.com/newmexico/national-

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“What are ghosts if not the hope that love continues beyond our ordinary senses? If ghosts are a delusion, then let me be deluded.” – Amy Tan

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Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands

http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/detail/cibola/about-forest/districts?cid=fsbdev3_065704

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“Ghosts

Take shape under moonlight,
materialize in dreams.
Shadows. Silhouettes
of what is no more. But

ghosts don’t

bother me. The day brings
bigger things to worry about
than flimsy remains of
yesterday. No, spooks don’t

scare me.

Gauzy apparitions might
prank your psyche or
agitate your nightmares,
but lacking

flesh and blood

they are powerless
to hurt you-cannot hope
to inflict the kind of damage
that real, live

people do.” – Ellen Hopkins

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Cibola NF

http://lauraannschlabach.blogspot.com/2010/08/cibola-national-forest.html

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“Psychoanalysis is often about turning our ghosts into ancestors, even for patients who have not lost loved ones to death. We are often haunted by important relationships from the past that influence us unconsciously in the present. As we work them through, they go from haunting us to becoming simply part of our history. ” – Norman Doidge

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road into the Cibola National Forest

http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6/gonna-pots-n-pans-cath-thurs-morn-greetings-169537.html

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“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was – I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road.

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