“To die as lovers may–to die together, so that they may live together. Girls are caterpillars while they live in the world, to be finally butterflies when summer comes; but in the meantime there are grubs and larvae, don’t you see–each with their particular propensities, necessities, and structure.You must come with me, loving me, to death; or else hate me and still come with me, hating me through death and after. Love will have its sacrifices. No sacrifice without blood.”
STRANGE AGONY – the second painting in my series on Carmilla, the 1872 vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
Endless gratitude to my dear friend Lacy Rose for embodying my favorite vampire.