Thursday, May 21, 2009

My sister

Since I've demanded that all of you watch my sister tonight on Jeopardy!, I figure I should at least tell you a little about her.

Hmm. I've been sitting here for ten minutes and can't think of what to say. How do I describe someone who's been such a formative part of who I am? Sarah knows me better than anyone. We shared a bedroom until she went to college, and then of course I followed her to the same college, to the same honors program within that college. I followed her my whole life, I suppose - how could I not, she's less than two years older. Teachers called me "Sarah" all through elementary school. I confess that I occasionally resented her abilities, how things just came so easily to her. That was before I wised up and that she had struggles, too, just different ones than mine. She gave me innumerable rides before I got my license. She gave me a lot of who I am.

I can't count all the books we've read together, all the movies we've seen, all the inside jokes we have. I can't really express, even our shared love of words, how much she means to me.

And I am so fucking proud of her it isn't funny.


Anonymous said...

I...seem to have something in my eye. Pardon me.

Love you, hon. I could not ask for a better sister.

Harriet said...

It's great that you and your sister have such a close relationship. I tivo'd her, haven't watched it yet.

Carrie Arnold said...


You rocked Jeopardy! I'm trying out on June 1- keep your fingers crossed.


You're pretty fucking cool yourself, ya know...

Cammy said...

w00t for Sarah! Great job. And Lisa, this was a really moving post, it makes me want be a better sister to my sibs.

Kristina said...

That is SO cool and so moving.
I must admit that I've always been quite envious of people with sisters, especially those who had a good relationship with that person.
Wonderful post!

(ps. word verification: "faties". Is that like "fatties" or "fate"?)

ola said...

It is so warmly written post! I wish my sisters could think something like this about me. I am oldest sister and I still feel THEY are teaching and giving me so much.

P.S. for Sarah: Me and my friend "invented" OSS (oldest sister syndrome) comprising: excessive responsibility, anxiety, chronical explaining, putting other before self etc.

lisalisa said...

wow- you are so blessed! I wished i was that close to my older sister! I missed the jepardy- not sure when it is on or what channel. I bet it was exciting!

Just Eat It! said...

Aww! This is kind of like me and my sister.