In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Delayed Contact.”

How would you get along with your sibling(s), parent(s), or any other person you’ve known for a long time — if you only met them for the first time today?

well that’s a loaded question. HAHA!

my sister actually asked me this, i think when we were still in high school, or maybe we were in college, if i would still be friends with her if we weren’t sisters. and it really makes you think because we are sisters and i love her dearly, but if it weren’t for us being born in the same family would we even have met or known each other?

and it’s not like we were just trying to make the best of a situation and get along with each other growing up; we had a genuine connection and shared a lot of the same interests…but maybe that was because we grew up in the same culture. LOL! but to be quite serious-i want to say that we would still be friends because we both appreciate depth and honesty of heart.

and i don’t think it’s fair to say if i met my family now would i be friends with them because the people in my family are people of incredible depth and emotion and it has taken years to develop the bonds that we have now because it’s taken years of conversation, years of building understanding and years of building history. friendship is an investment. and getting along with someone is just surface level, what really matters is how you know and love each other. because you can know someone and love them and not always get along.