GENETICS

According to Wikipedia, genetics is a discipline of biology, is the science of genes, heredity, and variation in living organisms.

I was looking at my reflection in the mirror. My hair was up and away from my face. As I stared at the familiar face, I noticed something that I’ve never noticed before. To each side of my head there were ear, nothing new there, but what caught my attention was the fact that my ears were not the same. They differ from each other and not in the one-is-bigger-than-the-other way. Nope, they were really different from each other.

I jolted out of my room towards the living room where my dad was watching TV.

“Dad, my ears are different. Look, look! one has a crease in it and the other doesn’t”
“Huh?, what are you talking about?” said my dad uninterested while squinting at each side of my head.
“Each one of my ears is different; look closely” I repeated in a frenzy.
“Oh, yeah” said my dad.
“Let me look at your ears.” I said.

I examined both his ears and they were similar to each other. No anomaly there. Both of them are creased like my right ear. I told him that both his ears are the same and he gave me a look like “so what?”, so I turned to my mom for more attention on the matter.

“Mom my ears are different from each other. Look!”
“Huh?, oh yeah”
“Let me look at yours” I said

I looked at both of my mother’s ears and they are similar to each other as well. They don’t have a crease and come out a bit from my mom’s head. As I look at her ears I realize that her ears are like my left ear.

“Oh my goodness, one of my ears is like dad’s and the other is like yours!”
“Now you can’t deny you are my daughter” Said my mom as she walked away from me.

I stood there thinking I’m a hybrid of my parents!

If you are thinking that I was a very smart little girl to think of the word hybrid, you would be mistaken. This happened last night.

Enjoy self discovery. 😉

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 04:38:28

    Hey Andriz! It’s Elizabeth your long lost friend, formerly from Bedford Spanish. We need to catch up. Email me. 🙂

    Reply

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