Sometimes Vampire Maman needs to muse. Tonight was the semi finals for America’s Got Talent – we’re happy, well ok with the winners who will go on to the final.
We’re not watching the Republican Convention. Then again, we’re not going to watch the Democratic Convention either. Both sides are chuck full of brilliant people with good ideas. Both sides are full of scary scary people. Both side have good people and both unfortunately have a few forces of evil behind them.
I stress this about BOTH sides.
As Modern Vampires we can’t live under the radar like we used to. We have social security numbers, we pay taxes, we are frustrated just like regular humans. But we live in their world, which is our world as well.
My great grandmother told me once of a witch burning a long long time ago. There were two friends named Thomas. One was a Vampire and one was one of the others (maybe a werewolf but it was never defined what he was). Thomas the Vampire was a gentle soul who was a healer and teacher and was stupid enough to fall in love with a regular human woman and tell her more than she needed to know. The other Thomas was also a healer and I believe some sort of holy man. Both were good men. Both were misunderstood by hateful ignorant so they were burned alive. The two men worked together, were best friends, were kind of heart and, well it was tragic.
In the age of modern technology we’ve had to worry about popular culture making Vampire Hunting a blood sport (no pun intended). One day soon we’ll be found out. Someone will test our DNA. They’ll hook us us and study us. The Werewolves tried to do that to us and it ended badly, but they are a small group. Regular humans are a force we can’t fight.
So I fear a lot right now. Loss of those I love, loss of my world as I know it, loss of control of our fortunes and property, loss of freedom, and most of all the loss of secrets.
I know my thoughts are deep and black.
I love my human friends. I have loved many over the years, but not like the friends I have now. I worry about them and about us (Vampires) and I worry about all of the others who are human but not regular humans.
The only ones who can’t be touched are the ghosts. Damn ghosts.
Some in the Vampire community say we ought to “come out of our coffins”. A horrible term, and a dangerous idea. Like Thomas and his friend Thomas we’d be killed, taken apart, put in a compound like in the movie “District 9”. Most of all our children would be feared. Those who are different, starting with those who are physically different and for some reason the artistic always are taken first to be taken away. Then those who speak up are removed. Next those of different faiths. Next the educated and those with a free mind. Then the authors…and soon nobody is left but the sheep. Where are the Werewolves when you really need them (they were almost wiped out 100 years ago so excuse me for the bad joke).
My sweet children who have hearts of gold and see the world as a joyful place would be feared. We must make it a joyful place for them and keep hope in their lives.
Luckily there is one politician, the State Representative in my area who seems to be actually doing good and LISTENING to people in his area. He isn’t a Vampire but I feel he is one of us. A good man. I just hope he isn’t touched by the dogma of party lines and stupidity that comes from it all.
Unfortunately we haven’t had the same good luck with the County (Sacramento). Roads are horrible, county services are horrible, it is a bad environment for business, so many county employees are paid TOO MUCH for the services (or lack of) they provide and the list goes on. I am disgusted by the mismanagement and LACK of representation among the elected officials. THEY HAVE SUCKED for years. They have lived high and mighty in their own little kingdoms and let our wonderful home go to WASTE. SHAME ON THEM. There are a few new faces in this year and I hope to God they can keep their heads out of their asses and egos in check for just a few seconds to get things back where they should be.
Also, my heart goes out to all of our friends and family in Louisiana and on the Gulf Coast.