Jenn | 20 | NJ | RSC | Photographer | Hooper
"I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless emptiness."
Don’t let the nice things I say about him fool you. We are siblings and we fight and I say I hate him a lot of the time.
Honestly though, I think it’s mostly from being apart for so long. We’re 7 years apart so after high school when he was figuring out his life he was out on his own for a while and we didn’t talk or see each other much. When he moved back from California he started including me in everything and he was this cool person that did flow arts and went to burns and it all interested me so much so when he started taking me to burns and including me in everything, we started getting super close.
We’ve also always liked the same kind of music, so going to concerts is a big thing for us seeing as we followed the band Lotus on tour this past year essentially.
We’ve had people say that they’ve never seen closer siblings and I won’t argue with that. I’ve never met siblings that are close like we are. And I feel bad for people who can’t have a relationship with their siblings bc it’s honestly the best!
I just want it to be next Tuesday because I’ll be in Atlanta visiting my brother for his birthday and that’s all I want because I haven’t seen him all fucking summer and he has no idea I’m coming and this is the best surprise I’ve ever been apart of and I’m so excited ahh
A short story of a college students life
if you can have a long and meaningful conversation with me even though we haven’t seen or talked to each other in super super long and not make things awkward you are hella special