Do you have Doppleganger? Do you know what a Doppleganger is? A Doppleganger(I just love typing that word) is someone who looks like you. Your twin sort of from another mother. I have had several in my life. When we first moved to our present home over forty years ago, we looked for a church and found one. It wasn’t long before I was told there was a woman in town who looked just like me. That was interesting.
She evidently attended my new church, but had not been there for a while. I watched for my Doppleganger every Sunday and one day, she appeared, but I didn’t know it. You see, we all think of ourselves as looking one way and the world sees us in another way so when I was pointed out my Doppleganger I thought no way did she look like me. She did have blonde hair and was short, but that was all I saw that looked sort of like me. But after that, I kept looking at her trying to see something others were seeing in her that looked like me.
I went to the library not long after we moved here to get a new library card and it was not long before one of the librarians told me she had seen someone who looked “Just like me” come into the library. This Doppleganger I never saw and I was wondering if it was the same lady who went to my church. Crazy.
Do you remember the model Twiggy back in the sixties? Now in no way was my body like hers, slim as a rail. I had more curves and you might even call me a little chubby, but my boss where I worked said I sure looked like Twiggy. And I guess I did a little in my pictures. In the face. Funny how that works. And in one of my younger pictures I look sort of like Princess Diana. If I can find the picture, I’ll put it here. I know that sounds crazy and I’m bragging, but I’m not. It’s just that in one of my pictures and how I am posed, I look like Princess Diana. I don’t look at all like her now. Of course she probably wouldn’t look like she did back in her younger days if she were still alive which I wish she was. I still miss her. I was one of those who got up extra early on her wedding day and watched, enraptured, the pomp and circumstance of the whole thing and then days afterward I looked for anything about Diana I could find on the TV. Just wish she and Charles could have made a go of it, but I don’t think the love was equal in that relationship, sadly.
Anyway, back to Dopplegangers, I put some pictures online a few years back while we were traveling and one of my friends told one of her friends that I looked like one of their friends! Well, when I saw who they were talking about I asked David if I looked anything like her and he said, “Absolutely not!” But her friends saw something in me that reminded them of her.
Right now with all the mask wearing it would be hard to see your Doppleganger if they were standing right in front of you. Do you have a Doppleganger? Are you happy they look like you or are you a little distressed about it? Everyone has a twin, they say. My grandson has a picture of his best friend’s grandfather when he was young and he looks exactly like my grandson. I almost fell on the floor when I saw their two pictures together. Twins! I mean exactly alike. There has be to a family relationship there somewhere down the gene line.
If you have a Doppleganger or just haven’t seen yours yet, keep looking. Your twin may show up one day. Bye,