But it was never a bad challenge. I defended her honor at school when my class read "Sister for Sale" by Shell Silverstein and my seven year old self decried the horror of such a thought. She returned the favor years later-- by calling out a fellow student in speech class who had decided to do a presentation on why gay people should never have the right to adopt children. My sister dismissed her bigoted speech directly and proceeded to speak of her real love-- manatees.
And by the way, Id still punch Shell Silverstein the mouth for that poem.
|Holly Nicole Carver-- Ireland June 2010|