Sister

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I hadn't seen my little sister in almost exactly two years, separated by oceans and continents, entire lives that match up in the middle, but no where else.As the months wore on, I alternated between feeling sorry for myself and feeling nothing but numb. It's always been hard for me to stay closely connected to something so far out of reach.Life grabs my attention and holds it.I struggle to make the right kind of space for this relationship. It feels impossible at times.And all the while, I miss her, my only sister.She's so much like me, and we couldn't be more different.Ours isn't a sisterhood decorated with secret languages or telepathy - mental or otherwise.We've fought and competed, we've saved our harshest words for each other. . . .

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