Thursday, 15 December 2011

Illustration Friday - Separated


"Dora and Cora were twins - Siamese twins if truth be told, although they had been separated shortly after birth.  Despite the physical divide, the two girls remained mentally and spiritually bound to each other, and one girl never strayed more than a yard from the other's side."

My mother is an identical twin, and I've always been intrigued by the special otherness of twins, the way they are separate people but at the same time there's this bond that's different to that of mere siblings.  I know the twin process begins so early in the womb that it hardly makes an impact, but there's something magical about the idea that one could be half of someone else, and yet a whole person of one's own.