[sisters]

[sisters]

My cousin (sister) has been in Kyiv these past couple of weeks. thankfully this time i at least got to spend some time with her (last time i was so busy at work that i only managed to say hi when she came and bye when she was leaving)…

back when i was a kid, she was the role model for me… i did (or tried to do) everything like she did it. i taught myself words (the ones that now i am trying to un-teach myself from saying); i learned how to move one eyebrow by spending hours in front of the mirror just so Natasha won’t tease me; i tried to learn how to write like her (did not have enough patience for that, however)… i tried to do everything like her.

when she’s around, i remember the old days of happiness. the days when my family was one team of 5 stubborn but loving women and a she-cat.

these are the only three surviving members of the original family. 2 days ago (september 15, 2009) it has been 7 years since my grandma passed away. 2 weeks ago it has been 6 years since my aunt (Natasha’s mom) passed away…

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the bald funny looking kiddo is yours truly. my mom’s the one who is holding me, and my sis Natasha is the other gal.

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memories, memories, memories.

…tomorrow Natasha leaves again for Germany. i hate good-byes. and the older i get the more i hate them.

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