Tuesday, August 10, 2010
How This Changed Everything
Of course, this changed everything. Who Wilhelmina and Elise thought they were to begin with. When you have spent your life defining yourself as against that other, that thing you are not or the differences between you - without it, you lose a sense of what you are. There was some kind of balance to it – Wilhelmina eventually admitted – like being on a see-saw and supported by the wieght of the other. When they dismount and you fall with a bump onto the hard ground. It also changed the feeling of the air in the evening at exactly the time they got the news for the next few years. The way they felt about the currawong calls at sunset. It altered what they expected in the post and how rich the ten cousins would become when the wills were sorted out.