It’s been an interesting beginning of the year so far. My Lupus devised these nasty little antibodies that are attacking the connective tissue that connects my spinal bones to the muscles that hold them in place.The good news is that they finally figured out what was going on with my spine, and the physical therapy is doing wonders for the pain. And that…gives me more time to think about the things I love about writing.
So why ghosts? Aren’t they supposed to be terrifying? Perhaps not, Perhaps they are proof that love remains even after death parts us.
I can’t remember the first time I watched The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, but even though it’s in black and white and came out in 1947, way before many of us were born, it has remained a favorite. It’s probably the biggest influence on what kind of stories I write. If you haven’t seen it, click on the title and it will take you to Amazon where you can rent it. I highly recommend it.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a story of a widow named Lucy, who moves to a seaside home and and develops a friendship with the ghost of a cranky sea captain, who haunts her home and helps her keep her independence during a time where very few woman could make it alone without a husband. That is until a real flesh and blood suitor shows up. Lucy is played by the amazing Gene Tierney and the Captain is played by Rex Harrison. I think anyone who watches this movie will find that a little bit of their heart was taken by Captain Daniel Gregg. <sigh> Or perhaps I am just an old souled hopeless romantic.
This movie may be the reason that my books will all contain a ghost, either as a main character or as a supporting character.
I hope you watch this and find it as romantic as I always have.
And Happy Valentine’s Month.