A sister is both your mirror - and your opposite.
We are sisters. We will always be sisters. Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song.
We are each other's reference point at our turning points.
Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to become.
Sisters define their rivalry in terms of competition for the gold cup of parental love. It is never perceived as a cup which runneth over, rather a finite vessel from which the more one sister drinks, the less is left over for the others.
The desire to be and have a sister is a primitive and profound one that may have everything or nothing to do with the family a woman is born to. It is a desire to know and be known by someone who shares blood and body, history and dreams.
From the psychological jousting between sisters in the early family arena emerge the first tentative boundaries of their personalities.
Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.
What surprised me was that within a family, the voices of sisters as they're talking are virtually always the same.
Every articulate family ... generates its own stories, explanations and myths to illuminate the differences in temperament and talent among its children, the lines of allegiance and influence between parent and child.
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