Thursday, August 06, 2009

My Yin and My Yang


Now please don't read this and say "What about her 3rd daughter?" This is my reflection on my 2 older daughter's personalities and relationships.

So, Scott and Shelby are on their way home from Six Flags Great America. Yesterday he spent all day there with Riley only to have a "lost" car keys snafu at closing time (10 p.m.) that kept them there until 11:45 p.m. The key did drop out of Scott's pocket, but instead of it being turned in to the lost and found,
the security guard had it. All's well that ends well, right? But, it made for a lllooonnnggg evening. Anyway, since I am still helping all our belongings find their new home since we moved, I ran across a paper describing the meaning of Yin-Yang. I read it and Riley and Shelby popped in my head. Totally. I mean, I've said it for a long time, but they either love or hate (not really, you know what I mean) each other. What quality one lacks, the other posesses. One has a talent, but the other wants it. One has straight hair and the other has curly hair. And they both want the opposite. It cracks me up because when we brought Shelby home from the hospital (when she was born; I know their are *several* times we've brought her home from the hospital) all I could say was that I had Riley's twin. They seemed so much alike to me. In pictures they don't look that way, but that's what my eyes saw. My Grandma was the one who said "Just you wait. They'll be different." Oh my gosh are they ever! Its amazing how they have been raised in the same home, same parents, but can have such different takes on life. I won't comment on who has some more favorable qualities over the other, or which one is talented, etc. That's not what this is about. Its about the Yin-Yang. "The outer black circle represents "everything," while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (black) and "yang" (white), which causes everything to happen. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies." I wish I could state it eloquently and profoundly of what this symbol means to me when I look at Riley and Shelby, but I just cannot. I've tried. Hopefully, you parents out there get what I'm saying. It just amazes me.

On the way to Great America

2 comments:

Fred & Carol said...

Oh honey you have no idea the Yin and the Yang....trust your Auntie Lu when I say that and you know what I mean.

Love you all,
Auntie Lu

Carolyn Michelle said...

What wish did Shelby get granted?? That's super cool. Hope all went well with that today, see you guys tomorrow? Church?
-Carolyn Michelle