July 20, 2010


Posted in Family, Friendships, Home, Women tagged , , , , , , , , at 6:42 am by Liliana

Sisters - dressed for Halloween

Sisters - dressed for Halloween

My sister and her family are living in our house this year while my brother-in-law attends graduate school.

We have been together for a couple of months now, and all has gone well.

Still, Branka and I are very different people. She is outgoing, gregarious, in constant need of company. I need a lot more quiet time. Spending a few hours at night reading in my room, is for me, both a mental and a physical necessity.

I think my sister was counting on having me around more. Last night, when we were taking our evening walk with Kaya, she mentioned that she had forgotten about my need for solitude. After all, we have not lived together for a very long time.

I felt a bit sad and guilty, anxious that I was neglecting my little sister. I tried to explain. I get my energy from burrowing deeply within myself while meditating on the thoughts and writings of others. Branka sustains her energy from personally interacting with others, understanding their needs and finding solutions to their problems.

Surely there is a place for each of us in this world.


  1. Jeanne Marren Egan said,

    I too have a sister and think you are so lucky to have this time with yours. There is a special bond between sisters so I am sure that she will understand your needs and honor them.

    • Liliana said,

      I agree, Jeanne. I am treasuring these days, and know that someday we will look back at them and laugh.

      I can’t imagine what my life would be like without my sister. I would certainly be a completely different person.

      Best to you. Liliana

  2. Jelena said,

    And I feel extremely lucky to have BOTH of you in my life.

  3. Lillian said,

    Lilliana, I am also so lucky to have a wonderful younger sister. But we are
    of similar temperament, both enjoying hours spent by ourselves reading, thinking, and writing.
    So when we visit each other, the days are nicely balanced with time together and time for ourselves.

    Sisters are wonderful.


    • Liliana said,

      I hope you had a great time visiting! I would still love to get together for lunch. Email and let me know what time works for you. Hugs.

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