My first thought for this concept was a fluffy little cat J has his heart set on; her name is Spirit:
He whispers her name to me daily.
Of course this theme would not be complete without spirits. These are a few, my favorites, which are in the house:
and have been known to have some holiday spirit, or at least to pretend:
Plus some Spirit of 76:
With some pioneering spirit from my immigrant gr, gr, gr, gr grandfather:
And we had some eerie dead cat spirit here this year with an incident that defies my belief system:
Can't resist on the Smells like Teen Spirit:
with the epitome of mean-spiritedness, my exBIL:
Changing gears, J doubled up Scouting Spirit and School Spirit:
Here's nearly my favorite kind of spirit, mineral spirits, in front of an oil I'm not ready to declare finished:
Ending in a spirit of hope:
from time when his favorite movie was Spirited Away...