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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “opposites.” Use the word “opposites” or write about things that are opposites.
It’s not uncommon for siblings to be opposites in personality and characteristics.
Sometimes there may be something they have in common but not always.
If it wasn’t for birth certificates proving the contrary, it is very hard to believe that my sister and I are actually related.
She was a bit of a tom boy, climbing trees, riding bikes, had loads of friends, whereas I was the quiet type to sit at home and draw, hated getting dirty, and friends were few.
In later years, she was the one for parties and celebrations, but I just liked to blend into the background, kind of like you know the wallpaper’s there, but you don’t really look at it.
It must have been difficult for my parents to have two daughters so totally different, yet we were each treated as individuals and encouraged in our interests wherever possible. There were a few times when the lines got confused, but overall I had a terrific childhood and appreciate more than ever now the sacrifices they made to give us one.
Today, our outlooks, opinions, attitudes and lifestyles are dissimilar as far as I know as we have little contact. I was always the one writing letters, sending birthday cards and keeping in touch, whereas she might remember a card, but rarely put pen to paper. She was into computers and such, something I deal with every day but as a user rather than problem solver and social media is her means of contact. I’ll stick to letters as I think they are more personal than buttons, symbols, and multi-addressee texts.
They may say opposites attract, but in this instance, these opposites are not close and never touch as we lead different lives. It is as it is, and no doubt she is happy in hers.