The word Vampire and luxury are synomymous. We’re known for our sumptuous clothing, grand houses, decadent lifestyle and living on the edge.
So this morning when I was a writing prompt about “a luxury you can’t live without” it was easy.
It is expensive – more so than I ever thought. Yet, I will spend my last penny on it.
It is time consuming to the point of madness.
It makes me feel good unlike any drug on earth.
It is crazy and totally insane and so much work.
I brag about it. I shamelessly brag.
I am addicted to it.
It isn’t a rare blood type, a perfect neck, a jewel, pair of buttery soft gloves or coffee or a fine red wine – all things I love. More than shoes. More than fresh flowers. More sitting in the moonlight with a cool night breeze on my skin. It isn’t art or books (but damn I love art and books). It isn’t men (damn I love men). It isn’t even those wonderful rare times with girlfriends that I need more of. Even more than cats.
The luxury I can’t live without is my children.
I don’t mean to be sappy, but they’re expensive and time consuming and so many people just let them slip away like diamonds between their fingers. I hold tight to my diamonds and I’m sweetly savoring every moment with them. Every single moment.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman