Friday, July 20, 2012

Parallel Lives

A little break from my trip tonight. Back with the last few posts on that soon.

Earlier today I was enjoying Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krause Rosenthal, who I met last week at a children's literature conference (she also writes picture books). In the C's under the entry called "Childhood Memories" she wrote the following:

1972
Amy receives a call at school; sister Katie is born, March 22. More excited about unusual occurrence of having principal deliver a message to her classroom than about having new sibling.

I realized in that moment that, except for the fact that Amy has done all sorts of things I haven't (like written New York Times bestselling books), we've basically led parallel lives.

This would be my entry. Same year, same event, slightly different details.

1972
Margy receives a call at school; sister Linda is born, June 7. More excited about unusual occurrence of having principal deliver a message over the intercom than about having a new sibling.

Of course, I was very excited about having a sibling. It's just that I already knew that was going to happen.

3 comments:

Kazzy said...

It's always cool to find those connections, eh?

misssrobin said...

What a wonderful discovery. Again, the power of shared experiences.

Linda Ullmann said...

Did they really announce my birth over the intercom? Today one would get a phone call from the office.