Thursday, February 23, 2012

We've been together a LONG time

I think about weird things. At least I'm guessing other people think they're weird. I think they're totally normal. Or at least normal for a person with a Ph.D. in biocultural anthropology. That might still be weird to most people.

Like I was thinking about how long my sister and I have been around for each other. Most people would think about that in terms of the last 29 years. That is how long it's been since I was born.

Aren't we cute?

Twenty nine years is a really long time. Longer than I've known just about anyone else.

But that's not the way I was thinking about it.  I was thinking about it from a whole other perspective. A even longer term, biological one.
Being pregnant with a baby girl reminds you of very cool facts about human biology. Like the fact that she has already developed all the eggs she will ever have. They are all there right now. If she has biological children the eggs that will become my grandchildren are in her, in me, right now. That's really cool, huh?

Do you see where I'm going with this yet?

Crystal and I both came from eggs my mother developed before she was even born. As in the eggs that became us have been together since then. That's a really long time. Like a really REALLY long time. A whole generation before we were even born. No wonder we're so close.

I think we're still pretty darn cute too. Even in pictures I take with phone that are grainy and have questionable color quality. :)


  1. I love you more than you will ever know.

  2. I bet it's about as much as I love you. :) You'd be my favorite...



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