Monday, August 22, 2011
The Brother Who Gives
But Duncan has his friendly side too. Just ask him about a movie, or a myth and he could talk for hours. He has a sense of humour too, and smiles away to himself at a private joke.
When Duncan finished his degree, he was at a loss as to what to do. Get a job? Probably a good idea. Spend more time with the family? Might be nice. Spend less time in his room on his own? Definitely. And so the new Duncan was born.
He reintroduced me to the world of Dr Who. Every evening we'd sit down and watch another episode while he told me funny little anecdotes about it. He went out and got a job. Suddenly there was a new Duncan, still quiet, but more daring, ready to try new things.
Last night he came home from work and walking into our room. He held his hands behind his back, hiding something. Then suddenly, a big grin covered his face as he revealed a movie and a bag of chocolates just for Charlotte and me.
Just a few nights ago, he did the same for the younger girls, a borrowed movie and a bag of marshmallows. Suddenly Duncan is showering us with gifts straight from his kind heart. He seems to get as much pleasure out of giving us these gifts as we get from receiving them. What better brother could you ask for?