Man, did anyone even KNOW about Corey Haim of "The Lost Boys" fame, having died on Wednesday morning? That movie is one of my top favorites--who knew vamps could look as cool as 80's rock stars? Still, its sad when you hear about someone you like having died. We all know he had drug problems and whatnot, so 38 is definitely not a good time to leave the earth.
Everytime I hear about someone...anyone dying, it just makes me feel a little weird. Humans are fragile creatures, and I think we take it for granted. Some of us believe we're invincible until something life threatening happens to us. Deep down, folks don't like to believe they're capable of 'dying'--'death' itself is something they try to hard to politely ignore. It's that side to life that no one wants to hear about. Maybe that's why I'm so fascinated with it. Kiera nearly had a hissy fit because I kept a dead bird in a ziplock baggie tucked away in the back of the freezer. I just felt bad for it, and didn't want to see it decay. (And no, I'd never go as far as trying to do that to an actual person. I'm not THAT weird. )
But back to my main topic of Corey Haim. Another cool actor has bit the dust. We lost A LOT of them last year, and it seems like Death has taken up his scythe and is going on another spree already. I can still hear Corey now, speaking one of my favorite lines out of "The Lost Boys"...that moment when he finds out his brother is one of 'them'...
"You're a creature of the night Michael! My own brother, a goddamn shit-sucking vampire! Oh, you wait 'til mom finds out, buddy!"
In many ways, Corey will never really be dead.