I stumbled upon this picture a couple of days ago, and it took me back in time…Two little girls, a blond and a brunette…Me and my cousin. We were inseparable when we were kids, we were born the same year, she from a Danish mother, me from an italian one. Already our ancestry brought us closer, the latin and the viking mixed with Lebanese genes made us different from our school peers. We were living in different towns, but when we were together, nothing could come between us. Funny enough we look like each other, till this day people think we are sisters (and the funniest comment recently was, oh that must be your european genes!! Huhh??!!).
In 1984, during the Lebanese war, my cousin left with her family to live in Denmark. During the next 2 years we spent a summer in Florence together and an unforgettable 2 months in her home town Copenhagen, where we had a summer job, (my first ever!), earned money and had a blast!
Then the years passed by, i got married, she stayed in Denmark, then traveled around, and decided to move back to Lebanon almost 10 years ago, where she met her lovely husband, got married and settled.
To cut the long story short, i still have the same feeling when we are together, we can do anything and everything! Both of us not having sisters brought us even closer, she was there for me when i needed her the most, and surprisingly since i moved to Canada i saw her more than before!!
This picture is so much like us it’s scary! We used to comb the same when we were little too!
Elephants are her good luck charm, may you always be as lucky as you are now…