Apparent;y it's Siblings Day? What does one gift for that? Noogies?
I should miss my brother's presence in my life. No, he's not dead or anything, we're just not terribly close. I don't miss him, really...difficult to miss what was never really there, isn't it? I adore him no less, and sometimes wistfully wonder if we couldn't be closer. He is older and for a while when I was young I thought he was the best person in the whole world.
Our history is complex, and I suspect I have put far more thought into it than he has, our natures being what they are.
For all that our lives had the same beginnings, we certainly went different ways. He was in the military, got out when gophers ate his ankles (long story), and now, lots of years and a few kids later, he's got his own business, his own house, travels with his family, keeps busy.
Our mother loves us both as we are, bless her. Strange how very different we can be, and yet have a sameness to us that makes folks say we look like twins despite years between us.
I love my bro, unconditionally. If he called and told me he needed me, I wouldn't hesitate to help him. Even if it meant burying a body. I like to think he may feel somewhat the same about me.