September 10th, 2017


When you are a Moldovan kid running down the road with your younger brother:

and there is this car going a tad too fast behind you:

I am not Moldovan but I have been in both roles, that of a younger brother to my older brothers and that of an older brother to those after me. My brothers are awesome and all of us are super close now as adults. And it is a different level of close even compared to our closest friends. Since I was a kid I could not understand why some other kids did not have brothers like I did. I still think that it must be much less fun when you are alone and not a gang like us.

My mother gave birth at home and my brothers and I were always waiting to meet our new brother until our dad let us in and showed us that meatloaf that was going to join our gang soon.