bennington, vt.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

both the heroes

Not Necessarily Identical
It's what you see and how you see it.

I knew and worked with two nurses who were sisters.  Actually, in this town they are known as "the Twins."  They are identical right down to their genetics.

For some odd reason, I was, (aside from some family), the ONLY one who could tell them apart.  Yes, even when only one of them appeared before me.  This appealed to them greatly and made me an honored friend.

I had met D's husband and as I sometimes do, found he reminded me of someone . . . Clark Kent, and told her so.  Shortly there after, in frustration to get her to answer an overhead page at work, I paged Lois Lane.  She not only answered the page but thought it absolutely wonderful. 

Sisters do talk.

I was then invited to S's wedding.  Completely unaware that there was eager anticipation for me to meet her betrothed.

"Tell me!  Tell me!   Who does he remind you of????"

Ah ha!  I feel a bus bearing down on me, but it was actually easy, in that sharp tux he did remind me of someone . . .

"James Bond."


The disappointment was palpable.

"Well what does that make ME?"

Ah, now I see, it's THEIR persona that was sooo important.

"A Bond Girl."

"Whoo-hoo, I'm a Bond Girl!"

It was a lovely wedding.

Oh, and both ladies, not long after, had gastric bi-pass surgery.
Maybe now, others see them that way too.

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