Do you believe in ghosts? I think we may have one. One evening my Mom
and David and I were sitting around talking and David mentioned that he
has heard some noises around the house that he can't explain. Mom said that
she has heard some too and I said that I have not only heard them, but I
have sensed a presence of someone in the room when my rational mind
knows that I am alone.
Ever since we moved into this house I have known that there has been
a deep love for this home. Not just from us, but from the former inhabitants.
It's just unmistakable. I can sense it in every room and in some rooms more
than others. Take the formal living room for example. Every time I have
moved a piece of furniture in this room I have the feeling that someone
is standing right next to me and either nodding with approval or
disapproval. While rationally I know that this is my home now, I often
feel like I am making a decision for two.
That's my portrait hanging over the sofa. This entity has been okay with it
hanging here. At least I sensed that he is accepting it's presence. I can say
that this entity is (or shall I say was) a male. He's a kind entity who I believe
just likes to hang around the house. It's a though he loved it so much that
he wants to make sure that everything is being looked after.
I think he must be fine with my Daddy's ashes in the Chinese ginger jar in
the secretary desk. I am sensing that our ghost loved to travel around the
He seems to like this bowl that Daddy brought back from one of his trips to
the far east.
Now I hope that y'all don't think I have lost my mind. I don't think I have.
I seem to be handling responsibility and have not lost touch with
reality. It just may be a new kind of reality for me. I almost feel as though
we have gained a new member of the family. And ... I sure hope that he
likes what I intend to do with the dining room. After all, he will no doubt
be joining us there for our first Thanksgiving dinner in the house.
So this is a first for me. While I have collaborated with other designers in
the past ~ they have always been alive. This may be a tiny bit more of a
challenge. I hope he likes wallpaper, or perhaps a mural, because I am
thinking about adding some to the dining room above the chair rail.
Perhaps I'll make a pot of tea and fill him in on the details ;-)
I think this ghost must be a dog lover because I don't think that
Bentley has ever been happier!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley