I have to admit my own surprise here--if it weren't for my fanged-friends, I wouldn't have even THOUGHT about how important death is in the human equation. It's the place where our compassion for one another stems from. Without it, we'd be desensitized to vulnerability, and isn't that the whole point? Being vulnerable? The whole idea of community is based on that vulnerability. Who knew that so much of human life was based on, well, death....
Catch a clip of the new Twilight flick along with more on how vampires in popular culture take a BITE out of our humanity TOMORROW, Thursday, July 1st at:
And hey, though we have to wait a few weeks until the next installment of True Blood's season three, you can take the time to not only go see Eclipse (if you haven't done so already) or read Meyer's Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Harris's Dead in the Family or catch up on your undead philosophy by reading Twilight & Philosophy AND True Blood & Philosophy. I understand from a fan in North Carolina that both books are prominently displayed in the "big" Barnes and Noble super-store but if it's not the case where you live, check in the philosophy section of any Borders, Barnes and Noble or online at Amazon. When it comes to vamps and philosophy, we wanna THINK real bad things with you.... ;)
Until next time, dearest readers...thanks for your continued support!!!