Mind blown

May. 29th, 2017 08:22 pm
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 Recently, I have learned that my uncle, whilst in high school, fathered a baby boy that was placed in adoption. He never said anything to his family about said child. It was only at the child's discovery of his mother, and the fact that this mother and my uncle were back together after decades apart and now married, that he brought his family into the picture.

My cousin is a very bright man, quiet and looks like one of us. He's a electrician, had a crew of four, and lives a sort of nomadic life-going from construction job to construction job. This Memorial Day weekend, I got a chance to talk to him a bit. I met his older sister, Rachel, and talked to her spouse James. They live in town. Topics turned to work, and when I told them where I worked, they asked if I knew someone. I did. In fact, this person, they were asking me about was also my Mom's neighbor. I had spent tons of time at her house, as her daughter, Karen and I were quite close in high school, and was truly one of my best friends at the time.

Karen, my best friend, and the cousin I didn't know I had, are cousins. Which makes the world seem so small. It's such a bizarre connection. It's entirely impossible I've met my cousin before now. 

My mind is completely blown at how small the world can be.

It's amazing to think that the first night of his adoption, he slept at his Aunt's house, just one block up the street from where I was.

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