Since first viewing Dracula ala Bela Lugosi I have had a love affair with Vampires and the concept thereof. I’ve read everything Anne Rice chronicled in addition to other noted writers. I’ve watched almost every movie about the subject, although I must admit the twilight series did not fit into my vision.
True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and The Originals, reinforce my fantasies. If you haven’t seen any of these I suggest you take a peek. The Originals offers an authentic New Orleans flavor, one of my favorite cities after New York.
I am not enamoured with blood lust and the vicious attack of the jugular, but rather the thought of immortality, the end of aging, and the deterioration of our human bodies that comes with the process. Wow, what I could do with a thirty-five year old body, and one hundred year old wisdom. Look out world, here I come. Think of the wealth that could be accumulated over centuries of existence, traveling the world, learning from every culture, knowing always when to make the right moves because you have learned the lessons of time.
Physical pain would be a non issue. All senses would be enhanced. Music could be enjoyed in a way that every musical strain would be heard purely, or as pure as your iPod will allow. Colors seen without distortion, and flight, omg, imagine never to stand on another airport security line. In a blink of an eye you would be from New York to Rome, and after shopping, another blink and back home again.
Of course, I am aware of the downside of Vampirism, outliving everyone you ever loved or ever knew. That pain could never be erased. However, since I believe in reincarnation, I will find them again over and over in their new lives. The plus side is that since a Vampire never ages I could be there for my loved ones all through their mortal lives to help and love them at every turn. Since mortal life is so fleeting it is reasonable to think that death is as well.
Yes, I have it all figured out except how to be turned into a Vampire. When I learn that, I’ll blog it!