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 the touch of time.
He lives far away from me now, so I don't get to see him all that often. We had hoped to spend Turkey Day with him and his family like we did last year. Unfortunately, my mother isn't up to a two day car trip this year. He surprised us instead with an impromptu visit today. It was fun catching up and reminiscing with him. I will hate to see him go in a few days, but for now I will enjoy the fun while it lasts.