It’s hard to believe, but West Twin and I posted our first blog entry one year and one month ago.
Though I sometimes dread having to “come up with something to say” every couple of weeks, I feel incredibly grateful to my sister for creating this project with me. I love that we talk more regularly, ostensibly about the blog, but inevitably about all manner of other topics as well. And I love getting my bi-weekly glimpse into her life and imagination.
So, albeit belatedly, in celebration, I dug through my collection of photos, and scanned in some of my favorites:
Oami & Rucha with daddy Ross, circa 1974.
The twins feeding mom toast in the bath, Oami with one of Sula's kittens.
YMCA camp. Rucha is center of the front row, with our friends Sofie just the left and Danielle just behind her, Oami far right.
Oami circa 1986. Funny that I have EXACTLY THE SAME HAIRCUT 25 years later.
Why is someone always got the rabbit ears behind Rucha's head? Kym is that you?? Circa 1987.
Madonna inspired ensemble circa 1988? on our brother Paul's porch, Nelson NZ/ Rucha senior year of high school.
Oami at 14, post car accident, Nelson NZ/ The summer after highschool, Rucha's favorite thing to do was to rub my Sinead O'Conner inspired 'do.
Oami, picture part of a series taken for an art project, senior year, high school.
Rucha, freshman year of college, nicking posters/Our flat on Cashel Street, Christchurch NZ
Oami taking inventory at Grace Baking circa 1995/Celebrating ( a birthday?) at Rucha's apartment on Lombard St., SF.
Birthday girls partying in Sacramento
Oami circa 2002. Kirk has never forgiven me for getting rid of this couch.
Rucha with baby Maceo and our goddess mother Jacquelyn, at Oami & Kirks wedding 2001
Oami, walking at Golden Bay, NZ circa 2007
Rucha & Maceo. Her dreads are maybe a year old?
Diva Rucha/ Oami walking with Lincoln at Lake Merritt, Oakland
Rucha, Keith and Royal, Christmas 2009
2011! Rucha modeling Judah Ross (photo courtsey of Justine Belson), Oami behind the scenes during a JR photoshoot (photo courtesy of Michelle Scouten Smith)
Thank you, my darling, for a wonderful year (and one month). Here’s to many more years of fun and collaboration!