In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.

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Wasn’t that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted.
Abraham Verghese, Cutting of the Stone (via wordsnquotes)

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Perfect is very boring, and if you happen to have a different look, that’s a celebration of human nature, I think. If we were all symmetrical and perfect, life would be very dull.
— Natalie Dormer

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The Jeweled Skeletons were originally found in catacombs beneath Rome in 1578, and distributed as replacements under the belief they were Christian martyrs to churches that had lost their saint relics in the Reformation. However, for most, their identities were not known. The receiving churches then spent years covering the revered skeletal strangers with jewels and golden clothing, even filling their eye sockets and sometimes adorning their teeth with finery. Yet when the Enlightenment came around they became a little embarrassing for the sheer amount of money and excess they represented, and many were hidden away or disappeared. Koudounaris tracked down the dead survivors. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

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You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
Ayn Rand)

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She was a field of daisies in an endless winter. You couldn’t have saved her, even if you tried.
Flowers aren’t forever. (via u-n-known-poet)
Who hurt you so much that you started to hate yourself?
Midnight thoughts (what made you so sad)