Sisterhood: Happy Birthday, Priya

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Once there were two sisters—elegant and kind, smart but also (we suspect, we have been told) prone to giggles. One was two years younger than the other. She wrote a poem a day, sometimes two. The older one wrote beautiful poetry, too, and read deeply and wisely, and journeyed far to American Idol concerts and reported back with photos. She made so many friends in the blog universe that only she knew how to keep count.

The older sister, Priya, cherishes her younger sister, cherishes the poems she writes, makes it possible for her write them. She (we read in the preface to Maya Ganesan's Apologies to an Apple) "guards Maya's bike, she runs manuscript pages up the stairs from the printer and sometimes supplies piano accompaniment to our (poetry) lessons."

Not to be outdone, the younger sister, Maya, loves her sister, too—so much so that she has thrown her a surprise blog birthday party, inviting those of us who have grown to love these girls to welcome Priya into her fourteenth year.

Happy Birthday, Priya.

9 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Beautiful post! Happy Birthday, Priya!

Beth F said...

Happy, happy birthday, Priya. I don't have a sister -- this is lovely glimpse into another world.

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Oh my gosh ... I was driving to work this morning thinking about Priya. Truly. And then read this post. Had no idea it was her birthday!

Emily Ruth said...

Sisters are such a joy, I'm glad these two love each other so much :) They're both wonderful.
Happy birthday, Priya!

Sherry said...

Such sweetness all around.
Happy 14th birthday, Priya.

Priya said...

Thank you, everybody! And thank you so much, Beth! I totally was not expecting this!

Kelly H-Y said...

Wow ... what talent they have!! Beautiful post and tribute.

Becca said...

What a lovely pair! Happy birthday, Priya...and so much to look forward to!

Erin said...

Happy birthday, Priya! We love you. :)

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