Last week an exceptionally alarming "adoption gone wrong" story made headlines. In England, a brother-sister pair of twins was split up at birth and wound up being adopted and raised by different families. Years later, they met, fell in love and married all without knowing they were related. The marriage has now been annulled. Lord Alton of Liverpool reported this incident to the House Of Lords in the midst of a discussion involving donor conception issues. Oddly enough, he remarked that the pair felt a certain "inevitable attraction" when they met.
Is it really that inevitable that a pair of twins, separated at birth and raised by different families, would feel a romantic attraction to each other upon meeting? Also worth wondering: how the hell did they finally figure out the horrifying fact that they were brother and sister? The news accounts I read were maddeningly vague on this question.
In any case, the disturbing story prompted me to dig out a few old country 45's that seemed pertinent.