Five Reasons Why Ghosts Make Better Lovers
Halloween is too good to let go of too soon, so if we slide into our remembrances of the dead, it’s the perfect time to say once more that Love doesn’t end with death. Ghostly lovers have long been a staple of romance. While intangible lovers seem to have an insurmountable problem, surely the eternal nature of their love is something to sigh for. And they do have advantages:
1) Nothing to do but think of you
Surely there’s something appealing in a lover who has nothing but time to spend thinking of you, watching you adoringly and available for amusing conversation any time day or night because where else do they have to be?
2) Scare away unsuitable would-be lovers
Don’t you be fooled by that caddish George Sanders look-alike who charms you for a while before revealing his nefarious purpose. Your ghostly lover isn’t fooled for a moment and that’s why the vase keeps getting knocked over!
3) Timeless style
Okay, maybe Hollywood is lying but ghostly lovers seem most likely to die wearing snappy Edwardian clothing or stylish Victorian garb. Who needs a trend-grabbing lover in disco threads or 80s hair? Style all the way!
4) Someone to watch over you
As Ella (and Frank and just about every singer worth their salt) has sung, there’s a lovely feeling of safety in knowing someone’s got your back everywhere:
There’s a somebody
I’m longin’ to see
I hope that he turns
Out to be
Someone to watch over me
5) Waiting for you
When the inevitable end comes as it must to us all, isn’t it nice to know that you don’t have to face it alone? Let your eternal lover take your hand and lead you into “The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn / No Traveller returns” and be reunited once more.
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