Your sister is a dog.
It may take you a while to realise this, as we don’t tend to refer to her as such and for the most part, she enjoys the same activities as we do. When we snuggle in bed for naughty cheese on toast, she joins us. She knows how to navigate escalators, is au fait with the Underground and has her own series of social engagements including evening meals at some of the best London restaurants. She sleeps best with her head on a pillow, demands a jumper before venturing out in the cold and recognises an impressive collection of names, all of whom she greets with joy whenever she comes upon them.
She is a lot like us, in fact. But she is a dog. Other people won’t recognise her as your sister and for the most part, they don’t call her by name. They call her ‘the dog’.
When you interact with others, try to look for the similarities instead of the differences. Be generous with your understanding. Don’t be afraid to love.