[#329] Date: 23rd April, 2022
I have always been fascinated by twins, triplets, etc., and wonder how their minds work, or how their lives run parallel. I like to watch YouTube videos on twins being separated at birth when they were each adopted by different families and grew up thousands of miles apart and yet, they do things the same way or have similar preferences over stuff. That they look alike is, of course, a given but even with different upbringings, they function the same as carbon copies. That just fascinates me.
And then something came to my head the other day. My sister and I are two years apart and we live thousands of miles away too. I really cannot say that we are close, or have ever been. She has always just been a sister, not like soul mates or best friends or whatever.
So, what got me thinking about our bond is that some years ago, I slipped and fell down and knocked my temple, requiring 8 stitches. It was raining very hard and I was struggling to get Lucky Dogter into the house. The floor was wet and my slippers didn't have enough grip, so I slipped and fell facedown, knocking my head against a metal rod on the floor, that's used for our sliding gate. Suffice to say, Lucky escaped from me and went back out into the rain, which I bled the entire floor red with blood, felt faint, and just laid down on my bed. I phoned up my dad to come home to take me to the hospital. I washed my wound and felt a large gap. I dared not look into the mirror as I was afraid I would blackout but my bath towel was soaked with blood.
My dad took me to the emergency department to get treated. He said that out of us three children, I had the worst accident but truly, I gave my parents the least scare while growing up. Never sought emergency services or was hospitalized before.
Well, my injury kept me at home for two months and I had to cancel all my assignments because there were medical appointments to be met. Moreover, my eye was blue-black for the entire time. In fact, even until today, the blue-black did not fully dissipate and I still spot a dark shadow around my eye, as though I have a permanent black eye, even though the color is a lot fainter than when it first happened.
Little did I know that around that time, my sister, who was in New York, fainted also and had her temple knocked, and also required to be stitched up! My sister fainted due to amnesia, but had no warning or could react fast enough, so she just collapse onto the ground.
When that happened, we did not know, of course, but later, she showed us her wound, which is similar to mine. How strange that there would be such a coincidence even though we are not twins, are two years apart in age, and live separate lives so far away from each other!
I wonder if these coincidences happen with other siblings or if my experience is exclusive. I have known of twins who would be ill at the same time or break their limb in different accidents, or maybe even die minutes apart, which is extremely scary.
What do you think? Have you experienced the same with your non-twin sibling? I would definitely love to know! Maybe other siblings also have similar incidences happening, which makes me common. I do hope so!
*Lead photo by Pixabay.