vampires and the primal lust within us

Monsters, like angels, are invoked by our individual and collective needs. Herein lies an important clue: …the vampire does not seek to obliterate us, but instead offers a peculiar brand of blood alchemy. For as his contagion bestows its nocturnal gift, the vampire transforms our vile, mortal selves into the gold of eternal youth, and instills in us something that every social construct seeks to quash: primal lust. If youth is desire married with unending possibility, then vampire lust creates within us a delicious void, one we long to fulfill.


an excerpt from ‘why vampires never die’, op-ed, nytimes, july 30th 2009

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~ by safrang on January 30, 2010.

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