This week’s posts will be my take on “Antidotes to Evil.” The phrase popped in my head last week after news of the Boston Marathon bombing. My youngest daughter expressed concern about not being safe at a marathon, movies, mall or in school. I told her when I was her age, we didn’t worry (or even think) about the horrific things she sees in the news. Then I gave her a hug.
Family is one of the most important “Antidotes to Evil,” and one facet of family is siblings. My father took and developed the photo above in his darkroom. In this picture taken at the Maryland shore, I am standing in the middle while my sister and brother are on either side of me. Hon, this photo of us is one of my favorites!
Now that we are grown up, my sister, brother and I don’t slam each other’s bedroom doors, play tricks on each other, push and shove each other in the backseat of our parents’ cars, spy on each other when we have friends over or whine that, “It’s not fair…!” As adults, my siblings and I support each other.
What word describes your relationship with your siblings? How are they and your family your “Antidote to Evil?”