"To be haunted in the name of a will to heal is to allow the ghost to help you imagine what was lost that never even existed, really. That is its utopian grace: to encourage a steely sorrow laced with delight for what we lost that we never had; to long for the insight of that moment in which we recognize, as...profane illumination, that it could have been and can be otherwise." Avery Gordon, Ghostly Matters 1997: 57.