I can admit, without embarrassed, that I love “Ghost Whisperer.” Even though I hate Jennifer Love Hewitt. Even though Jennifer cries just a little too much and her wardrobe is just a little too slutty. Even though there have been some ridiculous situations- i.e. her husband dies but gets into another body and her very creepy son was five years old mere minutes after his birth- I can look past these things and admit that I like the show.
One thing that the writers, and Melinda Gordon, advocate for in the show is that babies and young children can all see ghosts. They all have ‘the gift,’ which enables them to be open to the spirits that watch over us. Since losing my mother and having a baby, I have to wonder if this is true. Rory stares- a lot- at the corner in our room. I know babies like contrast, but there’s no contrast in that corner. It’s a blue wall- a light blue wall, at that. There is a curtain that stops near the corner, but I’ve followed her gaze as best I can and she doesn’t seem to be looking at the curtain/wall combo… just the wall.
A girl on a message board I’m a member of said she was home alone with her daughter one evening and he was staring at the wall over her shoulder as she changed him, wide-eyed. Suddenly, the picture on the wall behind her fell to the ground. The nail was still in the wall and nothing was broken on the frame. It happened again later that night. She was, admittedly, freaked out.
Does Rory see my mom hanging out in the corner? Or even my grandmother or one of my grandfather’s? On one level, it creeps me out that my mom might just be chilling in a corner of my bedroom. On the other, it’d be nice to know that someone was watching over all of us.