You are my sister and my companion – a combination of such power and beauty that I am left with moments of breathlessness in considering it.
How then, could I not wish to have known you from your conception? To have looked upon you for all your time on this earth?
You are of my flesh and of my blood, given to me without question or preference; but I would choose you again and again. For in knowing you, I am blessed with a grace that holds me in such tenderness that I am moved to tears when I think on it.
How extraordinary to be held in love and warmth and still be allowed to show all the ugliness and anger that I feel!
I am mesmerized by our conversation; by the countless hours we spend setting the world to right and meditating on our shared pasts. Do other siblings play together so wondrously? Exchanging ideas and possibilities like an excitable game of Twister – made more engaging because they deal with the real and that which has happened? I would hope so.
I would wish for other families to be bound in such delight.
And each time that I reflect on us, I can’t help but think of where else we will venture to.
I look forward to growing old with you and getting to know you more.
I look forward to our countless adventures and the joy of sharing them – wherever we may be!
I look forward and one picture keeps returning to my mind.
I see us in our agéd years: white haired and wrinkled. Two sisters.
Laughing, singing and dancing naked round the living room.
And I smile, because really, I couldn’t ask for better.
Dedicated to: Zelda – for the honesty and the laughter; for holding me even when I had shown you my pain; and because we delight in food the way we do.
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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.