Time again for another #QuoteQuest post! I haven’t had the spoons for a lot of writing in the last few weeks, but it seems that the fog has lifted and the words are flowing again. Destiny. Dracula. This is right up my alley …

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“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose?”

– from Dracula by Bram Stroker


I have quoted this line before, as it is one of my favourites. I presume that LSB shortened it to de-gender it and make it more broad and less about romantic love, but the full quote bears repeating:

“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?”

Bram Stoker’s Dracula has become a bit of a theme in the runaway lovestory with Daddy. We both love the film, to an almost obsessive degree, and we have both identified themes and motifs within it that feel reflective of our romantic journey, our personal fever dream of destiny.

See, before Him, I’m not sure that I ever really believed in destiny. Without the hope/fear paradox of religion, destiny seemed like it was a bit too convenient an answer to one of life’s biggest questions: why are we here? I was inclined to think it was all just random and we simply happened across things and people that felt important but that there was no pre-ordained pattern or plan. Maybe I’m a romantic fool, but I want to believe, I do believe, that we, He and I, were supposed to find each other. There’s something so … immense, about this love, it makes me think that perhaps we have known and loved one another before, in other eras, other life times, other stories. And why not? It’s no more im/possible than any other concept of time, space, reality and consciousness! Or maybe we are just a couple of shmucks in love and seeing things that aren’t there. The instant familiarity and unique nuances of our connection make me think that We are destined. Are we dead ringers for Vlad and Mina? Not exactly. Our circumstances are not the same as the characters in a Gothic novel but the immediacy and intensity of our relationship bears some resemblance to Stoker’s great work.

So do I believe in destiny? I didn’t always, but I do.

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