I’m in love.

I don’t have a lot of blogs I like, and one I did follow (The Burgh Blog) recently closed up shop. But now, thanks to the wonderful creator of the beautiful gardening blog, A Way to Garden, a pleasant distraction featured at left, I have a new bloglove: The Sister Project.

I have three sisters — all older (ha ha). We look nothing alike, although people always tell us we do (especially as we age), and we’re always told we all sound alike and have the same mannerisms. We have all been told, individually, quite seriously, in performance reviews, that we really must curb our body language at work (or else) (e.g., eye rolling at particularly asinine comments from particularly asinine bosses). We don’t share the same political views or taste in clothes or decorating or where to live or what to do in our spare time. We do share a love of artichoke dip, napping, The Wizard of Oz, napping, reading, napping, talking about what the other 3 need to do and why aren’t they doing it, napping, and, most of all, one another.

I would not be the person I am without my sisters. I’m not sure I would be a person at all. I’m sure a billion other sisters feel the same way. How lovely that someone thought to capture it in a blog. How lovely that it’s two someones, Margaret Roach and her sister Marion, who will do it proud. How lovely that I stumbled on it. And now you can, too.

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


  1. thesisterproject said,

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I like being your distraction, and also like hearing your sister story. Thank you on all counts.

  2. Paige Orloff said,

    Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Ditto what Margaret said. As the sisterless sister, I LOVE your description of your relationship with your sissies. Thanks for the blog love! Can’t wait to dig into yours….

  3. WritingbyEar said,

    Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Thank you for visiting, Margaret and Paige! Ditto to you, too, Paige. I’m looking forward to checking out Hey, Little Sister. (As the youngest of 7, being the little sister is a big part of how I got to be who I am.)

  4. thesisterproject said,

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Hey there. Another sister project sister checking in. Oooh, I say, ooooh, what a beautiful blog this is. Thanks so much for mentioning us. I’m going to go have a look around everywhere here.

  5. WritingbyEar said,

    Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you. I love the sister project and it is always a bright spot in my travels online. The art gallery is particularly lovely — makes me want everything I see!

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