So tonight we shall toast…

The air is getting colder as it gets closer to Thanksgiving. We still have sunshine and humming birds around unlike other parts where everything is covered in snow and ice.

When the night falls I will light candles and welcome friends.

Somethings can be fleeting, like the overly wrought emotions of family relations, especially this time of year. It makes one grow weary of the pointlessness of it all. The way people hold grudges and hate – and hold fast to traditions that only make one feel controlled and not loved.

So we gather with friends, those who wish to be with us for no other reason than that they enjoy our company – and we theirs. Family can be like that as well, if they allow it. If they dare.

In the Vampire world we tend not to keep grudges for they last far too long and do far too much damage. No need to fight when the sun comes up each and every single day and gives us a new opportunity to take a deep breath and let go. And in the night we see our light, the beautiful stars that will last on for a billion years after we’re all gone. And it humbles us and makes us realize what really matters is our love and our companionship and our memories – that is the good memories. The others, the bad memories, should be banished from our lives.

So tonight we shall toast our glasses filled full and laugh until our sides hurt. We’ll listen to the stories and funny jokes from the young ones and we will celebrate all that we are truly thankful for.

Including our Regular Human friends.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

redwine and candles

5 thoughts on “So tonight we shall toast…

  1. Pingback: So tonight we shall toast… | West Coast Review

  2. A Thanksgiving toast to you ‘n’ yours, my friend…

    May the roof never fall in on those gathered below it…,
    And may those gathered below it never fall out with each other.

    May happiness always be your worst problem. Slainte’
    Paul

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