Sunday, April 22, 2012

Obervations from the Window 4.22

My brother's 24th  birthday was a few days ago, something I find way hard to believe. What makes it even harder to believe is the fact that if he is now 24 I'll be 30 in just a few months. This can not be true. My brother is closer in age to me than my sis and I spent time with him at Penn State, as well as racing across I81 to get home, so we have always been close.

My sis was, and in ways always will be, my mini-me slash evil twin. My brother has always been my friend, sometimes my only one.

One of my favorite memories of my brother is the time we all made a trip to New York and Sean visited the Museum of Natural History for the first time. Probably a time in his life akin to my first visit to MOMA. I can still see the look on his face when he saw the dinosaurs. You see most people loved dinosaurs as a child but usually the pink friendly variety. Sean loathed Barney, instead he collected dino books and grew to love the raptors of Jurassic Park. He dreamed of being a bone digger from the University of the Rockies and became an environmentalist from Penn State.

I think the three of us always got along so well because of how we were raised but also because we are a lot alike while also being very different. The kid is totally laid back, which all of us can be at times, but I'm much more emotional and arrogant. My sis fills out the triumvirate with her intensity and more stoic arrogance. Like I said, so much alike but different enough to keep it interesting.

I talk to them both almost everyday but I still find myself missing being with them as much as I was.

But anyway, Happy Birthday again Sean and Happy Earth Day.

And, yes, I said thirty.

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