Hubs and I were watching last night’s episode of Being Human (the American version on SyFy). Part of the episode is that vampire Aidan (played by the yummy Sam Witwer, who is possibly one of the most underrated actors on television these days) runs into a former lover whom he’d refused to turn 40 years ago. She’d begged him at the time, and he refused. Now she’s in her 60s and dying of cancer, having led a full life, had a family, a daughter. It’s a nice counter point to the relationship that Bishop (head vamp in Boston) was talked out of/gave up in the 50s, where he wanted to turn her, but she didn’t want to be turned.
So hubs asked me, “Would you do it? If you were totally in love with a vampire, would you take the deal, the immortality?”
For me that would really depend on the reality of vampirism. There are so many VERSIONS of it out there. To be confined to the night, constantly thirsting for blood, unable to control it. No, that’s not appealing. To sparkle in sunlight? I don’t think so. But if it were a case like J.R. Ward’s vampires…where they feed on each other in a sort of symbiotic sense. I could maybe do that. I think the biggest appeal to me of immortality is not the notion of staying forever young or not having to die. The biggest appeal is the idea of finally having TIME for stuff.
I spend SO MUCH time and effort running around like a crazy person, trying to cram everything in because I don’t have TIME for everything I want to do. Time for all the books I want to read, books I want to write, the travel I want to do, the things I want to learn. To know that I wouldn’t have to pick and choose between things because whatever I don’t do today, I can do tomorrow…that’s a heady proposition indeed.
So what about you? Would you take immortality? Inquiring minds want to know.