|Mostly Maria, two pics upper right are me.|
My sister who is closest to me in age is profoundly retarded. Maria has a rare chromosome disorder called Seckel syndrome. Maria is very short and hyperactive. She constantly walks around pill rolling her fingers and making shrieking sounds.
Enraged my mother looked at me and said, “Who did this?”
I confidently replied, “Maria did it.”
My mother’s eyes widened and got teary as she said, “I wish she could have.”
All I’ve ever wanted to do with Maria is just have one chat. You know the kind of silly chats sisters have? This secret wish of mine has always made me very appreciative of small conversation. I really see how important it is to spend a few minutes talking to the cashier... you know, about how sweet the peaches are right now.