Sunday, 1 April 2012
My Happiness Project - Day 7
As is the case with most people, I have a somewhat varied range of experiences and emotions when it comes to my immediate family. One element however which, on the whole, continues to grow and provide a sense of happiness and well being, is my relationship with my two sisters.
With distant parents, and especially since I have been single, my sisters have steadily become my family. It is hard to define a sibling relationship - friendship definitely, but also something intangible, a certain sense of belonging and simply being at ease and slotting in. There is something strangely comforting about spending time with someone you love and in who's face you see your own characteristics and elements of your own visage mirrored.
Having spent a few hours hunting the Faberge eggs along the south bank with two very testing nephews, we managed to snatch a lovely half an hour in the gorgeous afternoon sunshine whilst her boys kept themselves amused. We shared worries, joys and, as with most Wilkinson occasions, copious amounts of tea. I watched her beautiful face and felt a smile from deep within.
Happiness, perhaps most keenly felt when one lives alone, is being connected with those one loves. Today, for me, happiness was a simple day with my sister.