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Siblings Forever

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"To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside a touch of time." - Clara Ortega. "We know one another's faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws." - Rose Macaulay. At the start of the year, I was thinking about this as I wrote down some things I am grateful for in my gratitude journal and found myself giving thanks for my brother.  Rob, 3 years younger than me, has a  unique and precious  place in my life and heart --tomorrow is his birthday. Our lives have run parallel for 68 years. There is a set of photos taken on a summer's day, long ago. They always make me smile and also feel sorry for