Monday, January 12, 2009

Irish twins and other strange and mysterious things

I watched the Matrix movies with Omar the other day. I am clearly from another planet, and I had never seen them all the way through before. Gasp! I enjoyed the symbolism and hated the ending.

There is a line in the movie that stuck out to me, and it was not one of the most catchy lines. It is the line where Trinity says, "Neo, no one has ever done anything like this."

In a world with 6 billion something humans in it, thousands of years into human civilization, it is hard to be unique or original. Its hard to say things or do things that haven't been done before. It often makes me feel very small. However, there are several things about my life and my family that are very unique, the last one, in particular, that may be unmatched in all of humanity:

My sister. My mom was told by many doctors that she would never be able to have children. At age 47, defying many odds, my mom gave birth to my only sibling 11.5 years after she had me:

Europe and Australia. Apparently its weird for an 18 year old girl to wander around Europe by herself for two months with very little money? Like, upon hearing this, people freak out and tell me im really cool or really stupid (usually stupid). Apparently, its equally as weird to then go to Australia for a month with a random guy you met in a train station in Amsterdam.

Last, but not least, my husband. Actually, my husband and our family. Omar is an Irish Twin, which is a slang word (i could not find the medical term, but im sure there is one) for two siblings who are born 9-12 months apart, making them the same age for a period of time, which, for them, falls between January 8th and February 15th. They also happen to have the same name.
exhibit a:
Omar Garcia- currently age 24 and Omar Garcia- currently age 24

Here is the kicker, after my Omar and I had been engaged for a few months, his brother, Omar, brought home the love of his life, his current girlfriend of two years, Alli. 24 year old brothers named Omar, and their significant others named Alli(e).


1 comment:

Open your Eyes. said...

You look stunning with your sister in that picture.