Remember the movie Twins with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito?
My sister and I are not twins of course, but being together does remind me of this picture (and I am Danny by the way). While we don't look alike too much, raised with two different mothers, and they moved to LA in 1985 so we haven't been together much - it just boggles my mind how alike we are.
We joke that we are each one half of the same orange (?). We can finish each other's sentences, and what I find so incredibly odd (?) is that our feelings and reactions to life and others - exactly the same. Our cores are incredibly similar - and I am not saying that our cores are that great (lol) - but they are the same. She's a care taker, responsible, determined, strong - yet our brothers - are nothing like that - in fact they were the opposite.
We hurt the same, we believe the same things, we cry over the same things, the same things are meaningful to us - what blows my mind is how can we be so many years apart - live 2000 miles apart and end up being so dang similar.
And see her hair - curly? I didn't know - I thought she had straight hair - it's curly! And while you will always see me with straight hair - my hair is curly! I spend a lot of timing making it straight.
Are genetics amazing - GOD is so amazing. Life is amazing.
We went out to my dad's grave site and brought flowers - I had never seen where my dad was buried. She did a great job. My dad and mom died the same day -opposite coasts - within an hour of each other. So while I was burying my mom she was burying our dad. Weird huh? (Don't worry though - things are okay - just writing about a mystery in life I may never get understanding of).
So do you have anything like this or know any stories? Are you like your sister or brothers? Do you have any strange happenings? Would love to know.
Happy Birthday to Paul Newman!
Anyway it was Paul Newman's birthday today according to Wikipedia. His father was Jewish and his mother Christian Scientist. As an adult he had no formal religious ties. He was a great actor, good husband - married twice - I believe 5 children/good dad - and Philanthropist.
When I was younger my mom worked at Woodward Elementary School in Dekalb County, GA. It was named after the Woodward Family and I remember when Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward came to dedicate the school - many years ago.