What can I say. “Reality Just Is”. I’m frequently now finding myself in love with dead people. I didn’t want this. I have no preference for dead people. I do have a tendency to love indiscriminately people who are good and nice and talented, but I refrain from fawning over them so it mostly works out OK.
But increasingly I find myself just loving someone who, it turns out, happens to be, um, “dead”… It isn’t like I search this out. It isn’t like I have “a thing” for dead people… It is just the nature of Cyber Space. Folks live on in Cyber Space long after their corporeal existence has ended. Thus my issue / problem.
My best example (but not at all an isolated case…) is Amy Winehouse. This is the song that first captured me long before discovering she was dead:
And then others… Immagine my surprise / shock at finding out that, not only was there no hope as she was a “Sweet Young Thing” and I was a “Creepy Old Fart”, but the real deal killer was that she was already dead and buried. Against my will, I was pushed into necromancy… At least at a fantasy level… But “thought Crimes” being increasingly in vogue, well…
Just Saying… Amy isn’t the only “Dead Romance” I’ve run into… So as “Thought Crimes” go: Am I guilty of “Necromancy In The Nth Degree” as I was “Suddenly Enamored” of someone I did not know was in fact already dead?
We live in interesting times… But since “Dead People” can sue for violation of their “Image, likeness, and copyright”, can they also sue for “He lusted after me” even though I was a rotting corpse at the time… Inquiring Minds want to know… As otherwise I might be up on charges for things I thought about “Various Persons” over the years…
As example products, I present Amy Winehouse”
Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues and jazz.
So note the 2011 date of expiration.. I only discovered and came to love Amy a few years ago, Maybe 2020 or even 2019…
There are more. A Lot More. But what does a person do when they find out a “Heart Throb” was dead before they even knew they had ever lived? I think this will be a growing problem “going forward”..