Today Unidentical Twins stirred up a reaction on Facebook. Probably because of something I posted on the Unidentical Twins’ Facebook page about my real life Identical Twin boycotting the making of this book. Something by the way, that is characteristically very ‘Unidentical’ of her and well within her right to do.
Turns out my twin received an inbox message from a concerned fan – someone she attended highschool with and who felt comfortable enough to inbox her with concern for our relationship, wishing us peace. She wrote of how she grew up as an only child and how throughout her childhood she wished she had a sister. Saying, in other words: Appreciate it!
My sister texted the screenshot of the post to me, with a scolding caption that read “See what people are saying about you.” as if someone contacting her condoned her feelings that writing Unidentical Twins was wrong. But I felt the opposite: I felt complimented. In fact I was thrilled! This concerned friend of hers who reached out to my twin, and indirectly to me, was advocating for me (unknowlingly) as a real live character from my book – the one that envied having a sister!
I was estatic. This was a classic case of life imitating art – and the simple act of appreciation, something not often practiced in today’s egocentric, ungrateful world.
So, with gratitude I inboxed the worman, reassured her that all was good and forwarded her a free copy of Unidentical Twins to enjoy. I explained to her that this story came from a place of appreciation hoping that she understood that Unidentical Twins is an example of what my sister and I and most twins are – unique and identical.