I remember one situation in the beginning of my

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we’re not identical in all aspects of life. I remember one situation in the beginning of my junior year of high school; Dylan and I changed English classes a week in for more of a challenge. We walked into our new classroom one afternoon to meet the teacher, and she greeted us, “Oh, I have heard all about you guys! I can’t wait to have you both, what is your favorite subject?” her eyes shifting between both of us. Dylan and I exchanged irritated glances. Who said we needed to have the same favorite anything? The biggest disappointment was when she lifted her small, thick eye glasses up to her eyebrows as if she was perplexed when we answered differently. Yes, I enjoyed english and Dylan math, was it that big of a surprise? Maybe then it was, but throughout the year, she became accustomed to our differences and realized her original misunderstanding. Most of the time actions through class participation and writing were better at displaying my qualities rather than spoken words. Actions provide an innocent route to proving my differences. People are subject to making unconscious judgments that have no real basis. I realize that, and even though it may be frustrating to see, it is more satisfying to see those judgments set straight.
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While my life appears to be spent entirely with another human being, I have time to myself for reflection. Some of my feelings are so profound that words cannot justify them, but only offer something under the real experience. Some moments are spent in awe, others in ridding people of their assumptions. Overall, I can admit that ‘twinhood’ is a part of my life: I will never want to let go of it. It creates a vast world of ups and some downs, but I can describe it best with one word: satisfaction. I feel it when we thrive while working together, and when we succeed in establishing our differences, such that our friends can distinguish between us. Just as corroborative achievement creates satisfaction, overcoming the struggles breeds it. I believe this lesson is the best thing I can learn from being a twin. I have grown to enjoy the high parts of my lifelong relationship, and the pursuit to right the common wrongs in order to promote happiness. Friends often ask me how I can be happy with another ‘half’ that is always present to steal my unique qualities. I ask them, what is more unique then having a twin?
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  • Fall '12
  • AyanAgaane
  • Writing, Feeling, Dylan, Early decision, psychic twin moments, Ayaan Agane English

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