Friday, June 13, 2008
So I promised last week that I would be back to touch upon this topic. And I've had a bit of time to think about it -- not to mention a few glasses of wine, which may or may not be helpful.
Because it's fascinating. Fundamentally interesting. We as a species have believed in magic of one sort or another since the dawn of time. The scientist in me (I was almost an ecologist) pooh-poohs the notion, but another part of me -- the deeper, lizard-brain part of me -- is desperate for magic. Particularly when the candles are flickering as I sit on my front porch Halloween night, black robes clinging to my calves in the breeze.
I want to believe that there's more beyond the surface.
We operate in our rational minds most of the time, but I believe there's a hidden, more primitive side that understands the world in a way our logical brains can't comprehend.
So why paranormal? Because it's endlessly intriguing, and because I've been drawn to it since the day I was born.
Besides, stories are so much more fun to write when the rules are fluid. Don't you think?
Posted by Karen MacInerney at 9:39 PM