Post-Exam Ramble with Vampires and the Big O
I can’t blog much tonight. My calculus final exam today drained the energy out of me, just like Edward Cullen from “Twilight” could drain the blood out of me. At least in that way, the two experiences are alike, but getting drained by Edward would probably be more fun. Well, except for dying or turning into a vampire, which the movie doesn’t make out to be so bad.
Not that I think movies are reality, or that vampires are reality, for that matter. The last movie to be totally realistic was probably “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” 🙂
Am I allowed to ramble? This blog is called “Rinth’s Ramblings,” so I guess so. I still think that the final scene of “Twilight” is one of the most romantic moments ever. Bella offers herself to Edward. She wants him to do it. And you know he wants it, too. But he loves her so much that he just kisses her tenderly. I hope I didn’t spoil that for anyone.
Sometimes I wonder what the fascination is with vampires. I’ve heard that you never feel more alive than when you’re close to death. Maybe that’s part of it. Another part is that fictional vampires are always incredibly good-looking and seductive. They offer you something that both terrifies and excites you.
Then of course, there’s the element of romantic and sexual surrender, which could never be more complete than when you offer your neck to Edward Cullen so he can drink your blood. The symbolism of that part isn’t too hard to figure out.
The French call having an orgasm “la petite mort,” meaning “the little death.” We don’t actually die, of course. But for a few moments, we yield ourselves, our bodies, and our minds completely to the experience.
Okay, that was a pretty weird ramble. We started with calculus and ended up with orgasms. Is there a lesson in there somewhere?
Maybe someone smarter than me will know what it is.
Three weeks from Monday and it’s back to my regular school. It’ll be good to rest up after the summer. 🙂
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