Re: [Lakeside Manor: Hugh & Atticus]
"Interesting," he said about the true crime book adaption and the subsequent fear of ghosts. "Think the idea of vengeful ghosts has been around since the concept originated. Interesting that there are more angry ghosts in lore than helpful old grandmother ghosts." From personal experience, dying made ghosts malicious. Wasn't that they hated inherently, but wanted to be alive again. Was like some type of starving need. Liked to consider the possibility that other people saw more benevolent ghosts than he did. Was a soothing thought to him. But Hugh was agreeing, and Atticus nodded. Moved on. Wasn't a cheerful topic, death.
Chuckled. "Maybe we all experience different shades of similar things. Would make sense. All people with varying levels of the same emotions and capability. Not strange that we overlap places. Think if people didn't overlap, then we would have no common ground. Don't think people have to be the same to become close, but some points of similarity lubricate friendships. Again, not an expert. Just an opinion," he said as Hugh leaned back and became quiet a moment. Let the quiet stretch. Waited. Atticus was never rushed. "Think we all want to be liked, Hugh," he admitted. "Even people who say they don't care." Grinned. "Think showing up is a good start. More than a lot of people do. Think some people believe they show up, but not really."