What if not all ghosts yelled ‘Boo!’
It’s a thought isn’t it!
What if some ghosts were actually very shy, anxious or happy? Certainly in recent years we’ve had ‘Moaning Myrtle’ and of course dear ‘Casper’ who was known to be a friendly ghost but generally speaking, at this ghoul filled time of year, ghosts are stereotypically ‘Boo!’ in character.
‘Boo’ suggests a desire to frighten, a will to shock and in all fairness a lack of imagination. But what if we’re wrong? What if they too experience a wealth of feelings and emotions and the only way in which they communicate them is through the medium of ‘Boo!’?
If this were true, then in one way some adults and children wouldn’t be wrong in comparing themselves to ghosts, and if that were the case perhaps the rest of us should try to more understanding of certain behaviours. Perhaps they are merely a mask for something else?
The Be the Jellyfish programme and resources help children to express their true self and to communicate some of those thoughts and feelings that may otherwise be hidden. If ghosts do exist we’d love to think that they too would benefit from a Jellyfish Class and a spot of Creative Chatter too!