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Sisters, sisters

Yesterday I posted about friends, today I will post some words about sisters...

"To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time."
~ Clara Ortega

"Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs - that can undermine any tale you're telling."
~ Pam Brown

"A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double."
~ Toni Morrison

"For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands."
~ Christina G. Rossetti

Here I am with my own sister in the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest:opera%20house.jpg
(Note to self: take more photos with my sister!! I realized how few I have when looking for some to add to this post. I will have to go through my old albums and scan a few...will add those later.)
Found one!

A weird tale of how our sisterly brains are on the same wavelength bytimes...
One year I was browsing the bookstore for Christmas presents, including one for my sister. I came across the novel "Weird Sister" by Kate Pullinger. I had never heard of the novel or the author, but it looked quirky and interesting, so I picked it up and carried it around as I continued shopping for other people. But at the last minute, I changed my mind and decided to get my sister the new Margaret Atwood novel (Atwood being her favourite author). Imagine my surprise when I opened my present from my sister that year - it was a copy of Weird Sister!! She had never heard of it either, but saw it in the bookstore one day and it struck her as being right for me. (insert Twilight music...)


"If we believed in the media we would think the only significant relationship in our lives is a romantic one. Yet sisterhood is probably the one that will last longer than any other... a sister will always be around."
~ Jane Dowdeswell

"If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child."
~ Linda Sunshine

Miss Ninja lovin' The Ginger...

"To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident -- it is to have a soulmate for life."
~ Victoria Secunda

My mom (in the middle with the blue pants) with her sisters and a couple cousins:

"You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they're the only ones who don't get bored if you talk about your memories."
~ Deborah Moggach

And again...music, music, music!!

Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby are...sisters?! From the movie "White Christmas":

A long time fave song that fills me with energy and power: "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves"...the (I think) original version by the Eurythmics with Aretha Franklin is on youtube, but embedding has been disabled, so are the Eurythmics live:

Comments (2)


Wonderful photos, Anne -- there are so many different kinds of sisters!


Ahhh, sisters. So glad I have one, particularly since it is you! And so sad (sometimes) that my daughter doesn't. Love the reflections on sisterhood. Some of them really hit the mark. Most of them, in fact. No, make that all of them.

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