Saturday, July 19, 2008

In Company Of...

I think the hardest adjustment back to real life this week has been being without the constant company of my sister. She is one of those rare people that is so easy to be around. And this is not because of her 'tan' personality, either. Incidentally, I seem to be blessed with several of these types of people in my life, all of them central. (Including my dad and my husband-)
She is just such easy company, but not only easy, but enjoyable. I think she is under the impression that just because she is 'easy' to be with, this must mean it is because she is boring, or somehow doesn't give or take anything to the dynamic. So not true.
She still manages to be funny, insightful, opinionated, supportive, and talented while making herself enjoyable company that one does not easily tire of. At one point she asked me if after 2 weeks of her constant company I was ready to revise my opinion that she was easy to be with. Quite to the contrary, it merely gave evidence to that fact.
So, hoping that between the two of us we provided enough tangible evidence of these 19 days together, here are a few of my favorite self-portraits. I will revisit and remember these often as I miss the time spent with one of the easiest, and best companions in my life, my sister.
(Extreme Close-Up SP)
(Crazy White Balance SP)
(SP in the glow of fireworks)
(early morning SP at the ill-fated balloon launch outing)
(last minute SP before my departure back home)
(Sunglasses left a mark SP)
(Crazy uncooperative toddlers SP)
(Car full of kids SP)
(The Joy of Shopping at Roberts SP)
(Sunglasses SP)

So just to reiterate: that's 'Easy'. Good. Enjoyable. Safe. Supportive. Comfortable. Loving.
Never boring.
Always Love it.

10 comments:

Jill said...

Maybe if we tell her enough, she'll begin to believe it.

You two have mastered the self-portrait, I'm glad you got so many cute ones together.

Cecilia said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sister!
I love all the SP's!

RoRo2 said...

Sisters are the best. Glad you had such a fun visit.

rmt said...

Your post makes me want to cry a little. It was beautiful.

Hannah said...

Every one of those pictures is so cute! I can't imagine getting sick of being around Michelle- she is seriously so great and the perfect friend/sister companion to have!

Denise said...

I love the titles of all your SPs, and I love seeing the love between the two of you. I would never get sick of being around either of you!

charlotte said...

I love sisters :)

michelle said...

Ahh... what a great surprise I found when I decided to check your blog! Like Rachelle said, this post makes me want to cry a little, too. I am so so glad you didn't tire of my company. And I just want to say a big DITTO to your last paragraph. Sigh. Wish you weren't so far away...

Mom said...

I love having my two daughters love each other so! I love Denise in the same way.

I couldn't agree with you more about being with Shell an her many virtures. Am I getting any "tanner" in my old age?

Just hoping, I guess.......

Diana said...

Beautiful women. and yes you have mastered the self-portrait

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