So a mini "exorcism" is required for me to let go of unpleasant memories enough to see the real person and not the echo. On the positive side, I'm sure there is a short story idea there about the power of memory to possess the present!
Logically I know that there is no reason to suppose that these two people share any more than a similar bone structure, but the ghost of the former overshadows the latter. Advertisers and spin doctors have long since known that evoking positive (or negative) memory associations to link one thing with another is a potent tool when attempting to sell a product or an ideology. Whatever logic tells us, we live in a world of memory and emotion and imagination where what is going on in our heads is almost as important (sometimes more so) than what happens in immediate physical reality. Whilst we are warping reality, I wonder what ghosts overshadow me in the eyes of other people?
A pageant to honour the Pooka will be held on August 23rd, so if you are a polytheist performer (poet, storyteller, singer, puppeteer etc. and want to perform, do get in touch!) Time to tell some tales of summer.