Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

V. Things I love about my sister...

...she always has shared whatever she has.

She always wants the best for me,
even the strawberry cremes.

She makes me laugh.
She makes me cry.
Sometimes at the same time.

She's the only person left
who was with me the day I was born.

I love her stories.

I love the way she can take an ordinary day
and make it special!

I love that she keeps us all together.
and that she remembers things I've forgotten.
the apples and pears,
and the old wooden hill.

That we can be so far apart and never closer.
And I know that everyday
she carries me in her heart wherever I go.

She is a sister who is as
delicious as strawberry cremes.


  1. After all these years, you still can catch me off guard and blow me sideways. I love you too sis. j.

  2. Is this an actual photo of the two of you?

  3. Yes, it is Lili...taken on my birthday (obviously...I'm the one holding the chocolate box!) on Canvey Island,just off the coast of London where my father's family are from.

  4. I "blew it up" so I could see it more clearly - you two look like TWINS at this age! Same hairstyle, same forward-looking pose...And you both obviously REMAIN forward-looking in adulthood! How wonderful to have a close sister to travel the journey with!

  5. Funny you should mention the 'twins' thing Lili....V and I have encountered it all our lives. No more so than when we were last in England visiting our late sister Lynne. I kept count that time how many times people would ask us if we actually were twins...14 times in a 14-day trip! It was quite astonishing.
    I'm actually 18 months older than Victoria.
    And yes...I am very lucky to have this particular sister to travel the journey with.

  6. We are twins...I was born after J. it just took me 18mos to come out...
    I've always done things slowly!!


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