Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ah Bei's Little Sister

Ah Bei had a problem. He loved his little sister very much. They were very similar in all the ways that counted. They shared all their secrets.  They both loved birds, brush painting, and high mountain tea. They look at everything between people and situations with the same point of view.  But what he couldn’t overlook any longer was the staggering amount of money his little sister owed him. 
“Wah!” the old man thought to himself, “She has wiped me out.”


  1. Oh, my little brother and I are so very similar as well...but I would never lend him money unless he really needed it (he's still 9) There's that saying in Egypt that says something along the lines of if you don't have the money for it, then you don't need it.

    Oh that was a longish comment.

  2. I am happy to find you, Shaista's big sister! I just adore her and am terribly moved by her poetry, all writing really, and by the pain she endures. Thank you for stopping by synch-ro-ni-zing. I hope to see you again, and now I am following you here. You and your family are an inspiration.

  3. Sometimes you give because you love so much. Then one day you wake up and realize that the best thing you can do for a sibling like that is let them learn to stand on their own two feet. Beautiful work.

  4. I was going through the exact situation, however as Yoli mentioned, there will come a time when we just have to let go of our strings and let them learn to fly on their own. Brilliant workpiece. :)

  5. Wah! So funny!!
    And sad too.. but money is to be shared, 'possessions' cease to be possessions when they are shared, no? :)


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