Thursday, March 20, 2014
Today's Google Doodle is pretty cute, honoring the first day of spring (which I understand feels NOTHING like spring for many of you across the US, unfortunately).
However, it does beg the question ... why does a ghost want to plant a garden? I always assumed disembodied souls did not need physical nourishment to survive.
This goes along with my general confusion regarding "ghost theory" where the spirit of the departed comes back to haunt places. I've always thought the idea of souls returning to ships, hospitals, battlefields, and office buildings to be quite funny, as if the Afterlife is so uninteresting and dull we find ourselves getting up and returning to work after we're dead, just as we did in life. Could it be that haunting our old Xerox machine or the 4th Floor Ladies Room is a preferable option to moving into the rest of the Great Beyond?
At least this little ghost is enjoying some time outdoors, in nature's beauty. That's the kind of ghost I'd be, if I were going to be one.