Encounters with myself … others … Life !
Celebrating our special day, it is nice to reflect on the good, the bad and the fun part of living with a twin.
Finally I ‘get it’.
“Keep your things to yourself”. A firm ‘in control’ voice interrupts my reading on the sofa.
I look up. Drama Queen is holding my wavy metal Alice Band outstretched in her hand and drops it on the sofa next to me.
“Where was it?” (me, nonchalantly)
“On the ground next to the bed!” (You know the way that’s said right? !!)
“Aaah … must have fallen off when I slept”. (still trying to be non-chalant)
No response. She has gone back to her room. I turn back to my book. Then stop. Did it fall off or did I take it off? Cannot really remember but either way, I am supposed to “keep my things to myself.”
I look up to think about that one and see things scattered all over the ground in the lobby in front of me. Computer cases, cables, magazines, newspapers, dustbins. A pink dustbin brush grins at me. I am sure if I go to the bedroom the hair band will be the smallest thing on the floor. I look at the pink dustbin brush again grinning that he/she has all the right to sit on the middle of the floor with all the other things. My hair band can’t. I grin back 🙂
Suddenly I burst out laughing. I just got it!!
All my stuff is supposed to sit neatly or otherwise, packed into one place. All the other space around the house that I walk around in … that I move and ‘be’ in is only for that. To walk around etc. The house does not belong to me and I can’t mess it up like I would do in my house 😦
Now WHY DID’NT I GET THAT BEFORE?
It will save me stress and it will save her stress.
So until I complete my repairs and move back home, all I’ve got to do is just remember to be more methodical. And pigs will fly but at least let’s try !!
So Let’s rap to the future…
I found your hair-band on my bedroom floor
Evidence that you’ve been here before
And soon I won’t get waves of missing you anymore
You are like a Tsunami tide at my door!!!
(Ed Sheeran modified!)
Now for the other side of the coin 🙂
AN ODE TO MY TWIN
My sister is the sweetest thing
You ever did see
She rants and raves and scolds and yells
But a tender heart has she.
She noticed that I was having
A problem with my pills
Keeping them in one place being
An added stress to my ills
So when she saw a pillbox neat
She put it in her cart
‘At least this may help my sis’ she thought
‘Take care of her weak heart!!!’
HAPPY DAYS ROMS … I LOVE BEING YOUR TWIN !