“Because if there’s one thing my grown-up self knows for sure it’s that there is such a thing as ghosts. Look around if you don’t believe me. They’re everywhere.
“They’re in an old photo. And the words of a song your grandmother sang. They’re in the lines of a birthday card sent long ago. Ribbons you won, now faded and dusty. Names on a plaque on a wall in your school.
“Close your eyes, just like Rip, and suddenly you’re not in school any more. You’re in your dad’s car on your way to college, watching all the familiar places of childhood fall away behind you.
“Close your eyes and it’s your first day at work. Your wedding day. The day your first child was born. The day you bought your house.
“Close your eyes and your babies are children. Your children are grown. The dog is old.
“Close your eyes and the ghosts crowd in.”
--Jennifer Donnelly, in the introduction of Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories
(Black hair, dark-colored eyes)
Pen Name: GhostSeeker (Why? This way I'll remember my pottermore username more easily.)
Age: 13, I'm in eighth grade
Favorite Color/s: Marine Blue
Favorite Band/Singer: Linkin Park
Favorite Song: Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
Favorite Book: J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan
Place I live: Second to the right and straight on till morning
See that girl you just called fat? She is starving herself. You know that girl you just called ugly? She spends hours putting on make-up hoping people will like her. That boy you just tripped? He is abused enough at home. See that old man you made fun of cause of the ugly scars? He fought for our country. See that young boy you just made fun of for always being sick? He has to walk home in the snow cause his family is too poor. That guy you just made fun of for crying? His mother is dying.
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