A longing for the past.
“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there." –L.P. Hartley
I have a macabre fascination with moving images of the past. All these people going about their lives. Living in a world we can never know.
These old videos are full of ghosts because anything filmed more than 100 years ago contains images of people who are now dead.
This video from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows describes this feeling perfectly.
Keep your sightglass full, your firebox trimmed and your water iced.