November 7, 2010


If you loose your father or mother, you are an 'orphan'. In Spanish, if a mother looses a son or daughter, she is a 'dolorosa'. The relationships between parents and children have been studied exhaustively.

But that is not the case with the relationships among siblings. How you call somebody who lost a sib? There is not even a word to name it.

Besides those with similar experience, nobody can really understand how it feels (and eventually help you) if your sibling  died, or had cancer, or got caught by a sect...

Elisa Albert is publishing in a few days a compilation of non fiction stories on siblings: Freud's Blind Spot.

I just read the first one, published today on NYT Magazine by Mary Norris, whose brother is becoming her sister.

Can't wait to read the whole book!

1 comment:

Marce said...

interesting... "becoming"? oh, I confused it with bekommen... ok. bye!