It came to me during church while we were pondering the plan of salvation. I was thinking about ghosts at the time. (I've had ghosts on the brain since I saw Ghost Town on Friday, but you'll be reading that post soon). The teacher began talking about books and the Notre Dame cathedral and the Bible and knowledge and power and this completely unexpected original question crashed into my thoughts with Dave Matthews precision.
Can ghosts read?
We've all had that be-careful-what-you're-addicted-to-when-you-die-because-you'll-go-insane-trying-to-quench-it speech. But what if you're addicted to books? I mean, ghosts can't turn pages, right? So do they have to hang out at the library and look over people's shoulders to scratch that learning itch?
Near death stories fascinated me for quite a while after my dad's death. I wanted to know exactly what went on after we shuffle off this mortal coil. I'll never forget two near death stories that gave me chicken skin. I'll save the first one for my next post, but the second one was about ghosts in bars, waiting anxiously for the drinkers to become drunkards. Being drunk somehow made the living vulnerable to all those thirsty dead alchoholics waiting to jump inside their skin and share the buzz. It creeped me out to imagine all the dead stalkers out there floating around trying to satisfy their appetites.
But never had the thought of a book stalker crossed my mind. Until today. I don't know what gave me more of a jolt, the question itself or the joy of a brand new thought. How many other brand new thoughts are out there just waiting to accessed?
But seriously, will we be able to read in SP (spirit prison) or while we're waiting in line at the FJ (final judgement)? And what about the CK? (Celestial Kingdom) Don't even tell me there are no books in the CK?