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Why are they dressed as ghosts?

Why are they dressed as ghosts?


Currently doing the rounds on the blogosphere and rating highly at reddit.com is the following image from Canon City, Colorado, 1926—one assumes not a hotbed of culture and intelligence.


More than the photo itself, my sense of the absurd was aroused by the following comment:

Why are they dressed as ghosts?!

A comment possibly, hopefully made in all sincerity, I savoured it for a moment, imagining the childlike innocence required to see the world this way, thinking our world a better place if such an innocence really exists.

On the other hand it could be the work of a playful, albeit darkly shaded sense of humour, and that would almost be just as good.

But what if they were ghosts? What a nice world that would be!

  • Richard
    Posted at 08:09h, 16 February

    Interesting. Its all how we look at the world.

  • John
    Posted at 08:26h, 16 February

    And perhaps there is some value in seeing the world as a beautiful place when at times it patently is not? In tricking yourself into childhood again? I believe the film “Life is Beautiful” touched upon this, although I could never bring myself to watch it—after a year studying German cinema I am still very much over films on that topic—no matter how good they are…

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