27 January 2017

Moving Away From my Twin


I just put together my first computer. I yanked out all the wires, the blue one first- which I think connected to the printer, then the two black ones- keyboard and mouse, and then the blue and bulky 'twisty turny' one which I think lead to the screen. After jolting and plucking the wires out I then carried each component down the hall, where I re-assembled the same computer I had just pulled apart not even 3 minutes prior. In the same order that I yanked them out, I jostled the various weighted, multi coloured wires back into their slots as If they had never been removed.

This was a big thing for me. I have a twin- a tech savvy computer god of a twin. When I was young, I hollered and he helped me turn on the now non-existent tape playing machine or showed me how to navigate the near extinct DVD player, often salvaged a document that I deleted by accident and many-a-time helped me re-assemble and dis-assemble PCs as I required for school exhibitions. Not today. He's going off to university soon and so am I. For the first time, we're going our own way in this world. We've walked the same path for 18 years and suddenly, we've hit a fork in the road and he's going one way and I'm going the other.

Although I am chuffed with myself, for re-assembling a PC, without the help of my brother, it just means that I'm going to have to get used to doing a lot of things alone. I wasn't even in the womb alone! We've been co-dependent forever. I lean on him for somethings and he leans my way for others.

I guess it'll take some getting used to and when I next have to assemble a computer, I can smile fondly knowing that I was taught by the best.

Till next time-
Steph

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6 comments

  1. I would love to have a twin! Lucky you. It must be hard to be far from him after spending the whole life together.

    best whishes,
    Cecile

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    1. Being a twin has its ups and down--but more of the aforementioned than the latter. It will be, but separation is good, too!

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  2. awww I think that twins have a special conection between them, so maybe is harder separate one from the other... Good luck with this new phase!

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    1. I think we're definitely close and have a unique bond.
      Thanks Cilia!

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  3. Oh my goodness this must be so hard! I am dreading being apart from my best friend when we go to college because we arent sure where we are going and I can only imagine it would be even harder with a twin!

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    1. Hi Kate, I think this is the first time you've stopped by my blog...Welcome!

      It is difficult, but I am comforted in knowing that despite the many miles, we'll always be the same-twins. Friendship could be more difficult as it is easier to drift apart.

      Let me know if you agree.

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