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August 12, 2003

Silent Twins

I can't believe how f@#$ing long it's been since I made an entry.

I will enter a "real" weblog posting later tonight, I swear it! But only after my night of TV watching is over... Big Brother 4, Boy Meets Boy, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy are all ready to go.

I recently saw a pair of twins, in twin strollers, waiting on the sidewalk as their trashy mom made a payphone call. They were spontaneously singing the same notes, making the exact same strange noises at the exact same time-- unplanned, etc-- one of them would try out some strange sound or series of notes, and the other, simultaneously, would mirror the sound or the notes. Then the second would try another series of sounds, and the first would mime those sounds right along with her twin. It was one of the strangest things I've seen in ages. They were totally telepathically communicating. The mother wasn't paying a smidgeon of attention but I was transfixed. It reminded me of one of my favorite nonfiction books, THE SILENT TWINS by Marjorie Wallace, which I wholeheartedly recommend.

I'm back in NYC, housesitting again until the end of August. It's so unbearably humid here. Walking feels like swimming in a muddy stream.

The new Zephyrs record, A YEAR TO THE DAY, is fantastic and I can't stop listening to it.

Posted by at August 12, 2003 07:23 PM


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