From Shadows and Ghosts:
As filmmaker Ida Mae Glick tries to survive on the same meager rations as the homeless subjects of the documentary she is making, the boundaries between her world and the next dissolve....
It sounded easy enough in the editing room, where the solidifying ghosts seemed content to stay in the background and observe me. But outside—in the halls, the classrooms, the bathrooms, on the sidewalks, in front of my car, and especially, especially at the warehouse—every inch of space seemed occupied with ghosts…whispering, chatting, pointing, staring, examining.
I suppose I must have been interesting to them as a new spectator to their world, a spectator with a large glossy recording eye. But did they have to be so meddlesome? Did they have to stand so close? Invade my personal space with so little regard for my privacy? And did they have to comment so imperiously on every little thing I did? “Maybe you should zoom in a little closer. Look there, did you catch that gesture? That expression? Why aren’t you asking this?” Didn’t they realize I was a functioning adult who didn’t need their supervision?
©2011 Barbara Froman
All Rights Reserved
Causes Barbara Froman Supports
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Lawyers for the Creative Arts