The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 18, 2021

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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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 18, 2021

  1. Sadje says:

    I get that. Have seen this often enough.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    So true 💜💜💖💖

  3. It can be difficult when the people who are SUPPOSED to be our ‘nearest and dearest’ simply are not. Neither near nor dear. I have two siblings much like your sister, one is a slight bit less opposite, but still we clash. The other one, like your sister, doesn’t say a danged word, and “see ya” was the last remark he made to me in November when we were together at a family function. He’s angry about something, of course won’t say what, and I’m left clueless. But as you so wisely said “it is what it is.” I’m not wasting more time worrying about the situation, just going to enjoy the peace while it lasts.

  4. murisopsis says:

    I’m fortunate that my sisters and I are good and keep in contact and even go visit each other. It is more important now that my mother is gone…

    • That’s wonderful. My SIL is like that with her sisters. With Mum no longer with us, I have no reason to visit Down South, even if Hubby could manage the journey.

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