Why I’m Writing a Ghost Story


  1. It hasn’t bothered me to that extent, because I believe in the continuity of the person after death. I naturally get sad sometimes that I won’t see them again in this lifetime. However, I do feel that I commune with my Mother and, in a way, she watches over me. The feeling that came over me when my mother died was that now I am now my own mother (or parent), and it is time to grow up. I thought I was grown up before, but this is a different feeling!

    1. Anne, thank you for this amazing comment! This is definitely how Mary feels about her mother’s death… she accepts it, and has grown up a bit more. Her father’s death, on the other hand, has been a life-altering experience of a different sort. Even though she knew it was coming, there were residual feelings from an argument that was never resolved, and other issues from their past.

      Thank you for sharing your experience. I think that’s a healthy way to think of it, that you have become your own parent. I will have to keep that in mind.

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