Come to the darkside, we have cookies…

I admit it.  I’ve become addicted to Twilight.  The book series written by Stephanie Meyer centers around an “ordinary” 17 year old girl who falls for a brooding hunky vampire.  At first blush it may seem a plot for a paperback romance but I think what sets this apart is that Stephanie Meyer is a very good writer.  The characters are complex and conflicted, they are three dimensional.  I like that in a story.

But now I’m addicted and I’m not the only one so I’m wondering what that’s all about.  What IS it about the “dark” that draws us in? I suppose this is an age old quandry;  people who profess to follow the light move toward darkness.  I dunno, it’s sexy I guess.  It’s human, it’s imperfect, it’s tremendously flawed…maybe it’s just easier to connect to those traits, to feel comforted somehow by them.  

There is something about it; choosing the burger over the salad, the candy bar over the carrot stick, the beach over the sermon.  Or maybe it’s not only about choosing the things that are bad for me.  I’ve long been a proponent of balance…everything in moderation.  In reality, without the dark then light really ceases to have meaning.  The light is only the light because of the contrasting darkness, yes?

I have no idea where I’m going with this.  I just know that now I really want some cookies.

talk amongst yourselves.




4 thoughts on “Come to the darkside, we have cookies…

  1. I’m not getting into the whole light vs. dark thing, because I don’t really want to think that hard, but wasn’t it an extraordinary read? 😀

  2. mmmmm cookies.

    I read this series in less than 3 days and fell in love.

    I always fall more for the “bad guy” look, or the boyfriend who doesn’t suit me well, or the junk food, or the one bad choice – maybe because I’m young? Maybe because I’m a girl? Maybe because I’m selfish? Maybe because …. I’m human. It’s nature, and its part of who we are. It’s God that brings up back and yes – we have to have demons in the world to know how to treasure angels.
    I agree with the contrast there because there’s always going to have to be a balance between good and evil you know.

    now – what about those cookies? I have donuts in the pantry but I think I could use some other sweets right about now. mom did promise me roasted marshmallows – but the overcast looms a rainy evening. gr.

    Anyways- I would love to read more and discuss this more with you if you would like. 🙂


  3. Kemi got me to read the first book on vacation, and the second should be ready at the library any day for me.

    I don’t think this is about light vs. dark, or good vs. evil. This just reminds me of being YOUNG and infatuated with LOVE and the entire – he likes me but-we-can’t-go-that-far-sort of thing. It’s romantic and it’s innocent – it’s honest, and it’s sexy. It’s dangerous, but it’s lovely.

    Ahhhh….I have been cleaning the house this evening hoping I get the pop-up email so when the second one gets to the library I can read it without guilt since the house will already be clean.

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