to the virtual home of James Callan, a writer and artist based on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Writing is a ghost that enters a room we sit idle within. It haunts us, not by showing itself in the mirror over our shoulder. It haunts us, not by hovering or dropping china teacups, but by making us tell its story. Through us, the ghost expresses. Writing… call it a possession. To exorcise the ghost, we must tell the tale.
My favorite times in life are when I am possessed. The exorcism… that final moment… It is bittersweet.
I’m a little afraid of ghosts. But I am far more afraid of no ghosts.