I was going to take the weekend off from blogging and writing anything else, but when I was working in my garden I had unwanted visitors. Visitors that made me think of the safety of our teens.
This morning the air was sweet with the smell of orange and lemon blossoms. The kids were at sleepovers and Teddy was still asleep. I was up before dawn digging my summer garden. The dog and younger of the two cats were busy digging and otherwise supervising. As I pulled the winter weeds I noticed an inordinate amount of large and obnoxious plants coming up around last season’s tomato cages. Strange and unwanted visitors. It made me think of the unwanted visitors our kids will run into, like those weeds will strangle the life out of our flowers and vegetables if we don’t get to them early.
Our mortal cousins have to deal with talking to their kids about drugs and alcohol. In the vampire community we have to deal with the dark seedy underbelly of our own culture. The Dark Ones.
We have a lot of sub cultures in our society and different life styles, but they are the total dirt bags, they are like the seediest and vilest of human drug dealers, scum bags, and immoral trash.
The Dark Ones are the vampires who give us a bad name. They live in an unclean disgusting world of blood orgies and badly played out conversions. They have no respect for themselves or their humans. They refer to humans as “prey” and not merely donors. Ruining lives and causing their “prey” to die or go insane isn’t a concern of theirs. They stalk the world at night, only concerned with feeding and what they consider parties with no responsibility. They have forfeited their souls for a few hours of pleasure that they will never be able to repeat, but must always try to find to fulfill their vile urges and desires.
Most of them end up dying of disease or in vampire comas or being taken out by, well, you know who I’m talking about. It never ends up well.
But for some reason, beyond my understanding, some vampire parents are uncomfortable talking to their kids about the Dark Ones. Just like human parents are uncomfortable talking to their kids about drugs and hanging out with “bad kids”.
The Dark Ones are a parent’s worse nightmare. They seduce our kids into thinking that they are friends. They turn children against their parents. They promise a life of excitement which only ends up in ruin, where they first lose their looks, their friends, their family, and then their minds.
Talk to your kids. I know it can be difficult. But DO IT.
I’ll be writing more on this later (I have to go pick up my kids now).
Hugs! May your garden be weed less and your children safe. Have a great weekend everyone.