My 5 Sisters

Which One Do I Love The Most?





I have 5 sisters

5 older sisters

And 0 brothers


What are the odds of that?

Low

But lucky for me

I hit the jackpot


Why?


Because I'm the baby boy

And I have 5 older sisters who love me


So much support

So much security

So much to be thankful for


But when it comes down to it

I'm their only brother


So what does that mean?

It means I'm the brother that they love the most

(By default of course, but I'll take what I can get)


Having 5 smart, successful, and of course, beautiful sisters in my corner gives me a leg up

These are some next level ladies


They're fierce

They're fun

They're family


I would bet on every single one of them

Every single day

And I love them all very much


But while that's all fine and good

The real question is...


Which one of my 5 sisters do I love the most?


This is obviously a very tough decision


No matter which sister I choose

I'll have 4 others VERY mad at me for not choosing them

The stakes are high

So in order to make sure I'm confident with my answer

I'll need to think about each one, run the numbers, and make my choice


Like I said

These ladies are fierce

So if after publishing this article

You don't hear from me again

Just know

I regret nothing


Let's go...



Shirah


Shirah is my oldest sister


She's furthest from me in terms of age

But she's closest to me in terms of proximity


Shirah is cool


She's taken me to some of the best spots in New York City

She's made some of the best Thanksgiving food I've ever eaten

And back in the day

She changed some of my best diapers


She also gives the best hugs


Any day I see Shirah

Is better than a day I don't


She's loving, compassionate, and kindhearted

But on top of that


She's fun

She's fashionable

And she's extremely artistic


I mean

Check out this birthday card she made me...

So cool!

I love this card

Super artistic, right?


Let's open it up...

Very nice message

So sweet!

But it gets better


See what it says inside the star in the top right corner?


'1996'


Shirah made me this card for my birthday

When I turned 3 years old

It's my oldest material possession

And it's something I've held on to throughout my entire life


For as long as I can remember

It's been there for me


Just like Shirah



Kate


Kate is my second oldest sister


When I was younger

Her nickname for me was 'Hooby Scooby Dooby'

And I cried when she left for college


Kate is one of the most caring people I know

She has strong values

She helps those in need

And she stands up for what she believes in


Kate is a natural born leader

She's someone I look to for guidance

Because she's almost always right


So if I tell Kate an idea

And she thinks it's a bad idea...

It's probably a bad idea


Also

Some of my most cherished memories are thanks to Kate


In middle school

During summer and winter vacation

She would let me stay at her apartment in the Bronx

And those are times I will never forget


Throughout the course of my visits

Not only did I spend quality time with my sister

But I experienced the wonders of Halal Guys chicken and rice


And I learned that The Cheesecake Factory

Wasn't actually a cheesecake factory

...

If I'm being honest though

I also brought whoopee cushions on the subway

Stockpiled bootleg DVDs

And snuck into a movie theater...

With a whole apple pie and can of whipped cream down my pants


But she had nothing to do with that stuff

I swear


Nancy


Nancy is my third oldest sister


She's smart

I mean really smart


She's an expert level reader

An expert level writer

And she introduced me to my second favorite author

Jack Kerouac


Also

Thanks to Nancy

I know who Prince is


So not only did she introduce me to good literature

But good music as well


Nancy embodies empathy

She knows when to offer advice

But more importantly

She knows when to listen and let you vent


Being around Nancy is always reassuring

Her presence alone is calming and comforting


She has so many great qualities

But my favorite thing about her

Is that she's a teacher at heart


She takes her knowledge

She takes her wisdom

And she works hard to share it with others


It's people like Nancy who help make the world a better place


Her patience

Her persistence

And her actions

Have inspired me to do the same


(Dr. Seuss is my favorite in case you're still wondering)



Dana


Dana is my fourth oldest sister


She's a free spirit

And out of all my sisters

She has influenced me the most


Growing up

I wanted to be like Dana

I wanted to move to Brooklyn

And live the city lifestyle

Just like her


She's been influential

But she's also been dedicated


The amount of effort Dana has put into creating lasting memories is second to none

And I will always be grateful for how generous she has been to me


Just to name a few things...


She visited me in Spain

She visited me in Binghamton


She took me to Chicago

She took me to California


She let me go with her to Pearl Jam shows

And she even came with me to a Phish show!


The list goes on


On top of her generosity

Dana is also brave


Not only does she have the confidence to go on a cross country road trip by herself

But she also has the guts to get up on stage

Tell a story

And crush


I've seen her do it multiple times

It's not a fluke

She's good


Whatever Dana does

She does it well


Growing up

I wanted to be like Dana

And now that I'm grown up

I still do



Lilith


Lilith is my fifth oldest sister


She's also the sister I've spent the most time with


We lived in the same house for 14 years

We went to the same school for 5

And we sat in the same car with our parents for who knows how long


Lilith is the easiest to be silly with

Which is great

Considering I love being silly


Ever since we were kids

We would tell each other jokes

We would make fun of one another

And we would bet on whether we were having chicken or fish for dinner


We even created a choreographed dance to the Foxwoods casino commercial


We took a chance

We made it happen

(You may or may not get the reference)


As we've gotten older

We've only gotten closer


Lilith is someone I can call to talk to about anything

At any time


She's helped me through a lot

And she's been there for me

Time and time again


I have tons of respect for Lilith


She's a hard worker

And she always has been


That's something I find admirable


A few years ago

She went back to school

She worked her butt off

And now she's a doctor


She's pretty impressive if you ask me


.........


So that's them

That's my 5 sisters

Or short descriptions of them at least


As you can see

They are all wonderful people

And choosing which one I love the most is going to be tough


Do I choose based off of memories?

Generosity?

Birthday cards?


What's the best way to decide?


I guess that's something for me to figure out

Oh boy


I need a minute to think

Wish me luck


...



...


Okay

I've made my decision

Let me just say though

That wasn't easy


There was so much to consider

All of the good times

All of the support

All of the influence


I thought about it all

I thought about each sister


Shirah

Kate

Nancy

Dana

Lilith


I thought about all of their amazing qualities

I thought about all of their amazing accomplishments

And I thought about all of their amazing guidance


I also thought about how each one of them has positively affected my life


I took that information

I ran the numbers

Then I ran them again


The results were close

Very close

But I've made my pick



And the winner is...


Me


...

Much love to all 5 of my awesome sisters


- Harry W. Brodsky

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