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the story of an invisible girl
Sister Snippets
My sister came over the other afternoon to help paint my new chairs. As we passed by the garage, she saw my newly planted annuals. "What are those?"

"Flowers," I told her. To me it was obvious.

"But they're not flowers. They're just green."

I looked again. She was right: there were no blooms. "Well, they will be flowers." (What do you call a flower that's not flowering? Potential flower? Plant? Weed?)

Later on, we went into my house. She went and looked at my fish tank. "What happened to your Sucky Fish?" she asked me, "It's gone!"

I reassured her, "No, it's still there. It's just pink now, and smaller. And female."

"Oh. Um. I thought that meant it was a..." (puzzled pause) "...different fish."

We have a whole different way of seeing and remembering the world, I guess. One time at a skating competition, some music came on that sounded familiar. I asked her, "Have we skated to this music before?"

"Yes, of course. It was the Switzerland year, the blue dresses, remember? First we were in the pinwheel, and then we came out into the three lines, and then we did the block...."

She trailed off as she saw me staring blankly at her. In awe I commented, "Wow, you remember so much!"

"You don't remember it? It was just three years ago."

"I remember that we wore blue."
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bob_the_mighty From: bob_the_mighty Date: July 19th, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

(Plant Soon To Be Flowering I Think)


I have a memory like that of your sis's... which has gotten me into a LOT of trouble sometimes.

It's been a LOT of fun other times, though... so it's balanced quite nicely.


sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: July 19th, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
My sister and I have the same kind of dynamic. She has the memory of an elephant. She remembers the craziest stuff from when we were really small. She still can find the way to my grandparents old house that they haven't lived in since the late 70's. It's insane. I'm always really satisfied when I can remember something that she can't!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 20th, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
My brother and I always claim that L makes up memories. I'm still not entirely convinced that she doesn't sometimes....
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: July 19th, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm more like your sister than i thought... (:
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: July 20th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Complimentary Talents

Yes but you are good at math and stuff.
vanter From: vanter Date: July 20th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Great story! ...but I think that means that it is a different fish.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 20th, 2004 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
"different" is such a subjective term.....
_goodintentions From: _goodintentions Date: July 20th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I have horrible memory.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 27th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

flowers n' stuff

just because it's current callback method doesn't return flowers; doesn't mean it isn't in the process of doing so ;)

I knew I was in trouble (doomed more like it) when I discovered both of you are similiar in that goofy sort of way.

So... the point to all of this, is you can give her a big ole Outlands "Phhhbbbbttt" when your yard looks like this in a couple of years ;)


I don't remember blue, but I remember gift cards & english gardens.
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