Monday, May 02, 2005

Live and Let Die

It's interesting how things always manage to tie in to each other. Today I was reading an article on talking to the dead called Faith in the Departed. Tonight I heard Kid Sister talking to our cat on her toy telephone. She was saying, "I wish I could play with you, but you died." It was mildly amusing and utterly tragic at the same time.

While we're on the subject, what is everyone's thoughts? Do you see talking to the dead as crazy? Healthy? Sinful? Logical human behavior or a pathetic attempt to grasp what we don't own? Do you believe people that say that the deceased have appeared/spoken to them? (And I am talking about people, not cats. As painful as the loss is - and my, is it painful - I haven't gone off the deep end yet.)


A. Estella Sassypants said...

My grandparents both passed away in 2002 and I still talk to them. I pray for them, and I also, literally, talk to them when I visit their grave. I don't think that a bond of love as strong as the one I had with them can ever be broken. Being a believer in God and Heaven, I asolutely believe they can see and hear what's going on down here, and some weird things have happened to reaffirm my belief. Maybe it's all delusion, but really it's just another question of faith. :o)

n.v. said...

I still talk to my nana. I mostly whisper to her at night, but I mumble to her when I'm alone in my car, too. I don't think it's crazy at all. What's "crazy," anyway? It's only a social construct used to separate those who think they are too good from those whom they believe to be not good enough.