Siblings

Siblings

I’ve always wanted a brother as long as I can remember. My sister and I would usually complain about that around Christmas time when we’re struggling to put Christmas lights around the house. My auntie was lucky; she had five brothers that watched out for her, five brothers who loved her, and five brothers that carried her to her final resting place. Like any other family-oriented person, she loved talking stories and gossip with my mom and dad. Even though my parents moved out of the neighborhood, they were never out of the loop. Although we’re still feeling the lost of her physical being, we still feel the love and spirit that she brought to our lives. It’s been almost seven months now, but the emotions remain fresh and unforgettable. Rest in peace Auntie and “enjoy the view from heaven; beats the hell out of mine here.”

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Betty and Veronica

Betty and Veronica

My best friend and I were obsessed with Archie comic books to the point where we identified ourselves as Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. These two characters were complete opposites, just like our friendship. Betty (me) was a little more laid back and simple while Veronica (Tiani) was basically a diva. But through the many stories of Betty and Veronica agreeing and disagreeing, differences, and fighting over the same boy, they always seemed to hold that strong bond no matter what. Now, I know that it’s just comic book stories, but I like to think that no matter what Tiani and I go through, even the ups and downs and silent grudges, I can’t just flush a 22-year-old friendship down the drain.

So cheers to friendship. May the good times, girl talk, and dancing heavily outweigh the fights, gossip, and distance.

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