Sister, Sister

A love letter, blog style, to one of the biggest lights in my life. There’s a line in How Deep is your Love – yes, still obsessed – that goes, ‘You’re the light in my deepest, darkest hour’, and she is. I open like a book that has fallen to the floor, easily, effortlessly revealing the pages to my soul when she asks how I am. She reads me so well that there is nothing I can hide.

Her heart sings a familiar, similar song, and they float upon each other’s tunes when we’re together. We seek to understand, to know more of the world, and can spend hours conversing in this way. Give us tea, and we’ll run a marathon in conversation.

She has a deep gentleness about her, a giggling laugh that grows until her whole body is kicking and squirming in hysterics, a heart that knows no bounds, a mind that wants to learn and learn, a spirit of compassion that reaches further each year, and eyes that look into mine with an intense, loving, knowing gaze.

When we were young, she would be my biggest, fiercest protector on the playground, and in these grown-up playgrounds of life it’s just the same, both ways. Sensitive of heart, strong in mind; all the worlds we have inhaled through books have given us a firm schooling. She teaches me so much about keeping a soft heart in a hard world.

To make her eyes crease and twinkle with a giggle that is about to erupt is bliss. Together our individual silliness morphs into a delicious zaniness. As a gemini, me, and sagittarius, her, our energies bounce around playfully. I don’t think I’ll ever stop being full of gratitude for the fact that one of my closest friends is my very own sister.

You are the person I can’t wait to tell good news,
a joke,
an adventure,
an astonishment.
It’s only when I hear you gasp, hear you giggle,
hear you laugh out loud – only
when I see your eyes grow wide –
that the joy’s complete.

Pam Brown

Thank you, beautiful sister of mine, for being one of the truest, most wonderful friends I have. What a wild ride this life is, but I’m so glad you’re by my side.

Throughout this month I – along with many others – am taking part in NanoPoblano, the Internet’s least-official November blog challenge. Click here to see the full list of Cheer Peppers.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Liz Ward says:

    Huge hugs and ditto, all of this ❤️ Love you sweet lady xxxxx

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    1. Sarah says:

      Love you lots ❤ xxxxx

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  2. rarasaur says:

    She’s such a bright light to so many. Love her and you. Happy Pepper Day!

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    1. Sarah says:

      She is; sometimes I wonder about how, if people could see themselves through the eyes of those who love them, we’d all be floored by the love. Love you too, Ra; Happy belated Pepper Day! ❤

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      1. Liz Ward says:

        You’re both lovely and it makes me so happy to know you both ❤️ xxx

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  3. Deepika says:

    It’s lovely to have a sister. Unfortunately I have no siblings. I am the only child.

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    1. Sarah says:

      It is, and I hold that luck close. I hope that there are chosen family who feel like siblings to you, there are a handful who feel like extra sisters to me. ❤

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      1. Deepika says:

        Yes I have a cousin who is very close to me.. She’s pretty much like my elder sister 😊

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