letters to a loved one1992 - 2006, sisterhoodletters to a loved one5 years ago in General Non-Fiction
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you are my sister, and i love you.
2006, you outgrew me.
i had been your favourite sweater throughout our childhood and preteen years, and you realized as you became a woman that wool made your skin itch. i was discarded, and finally you could breathe.
2006, a revelation.
it was all my fault, and my heart can't figure out how it's supposed to beat.
2006, an apology
i am sorry, i love you, and i got rid of him. so please come back to me, okay?
2007, april, a birthday party.
it was my birthday today, i turned sixteen and for the first time in my life i had reached a milestone without you there to smile at me. i had a birthday party, and wished for you when i blew out the candles.
that entire night i kept my eye on the door, just waiting for you to step inside and apologize for being so late, but you had been caught up in being silly and thinking you no longer loved me. while friends i barely knew or cared for raised a chorus of o