Friday, September 20, 2013

Doppelgangers

This weird thing happens to me every few days here in Colorado - I think I see someone I know from a former phase of my life.  It happens in the grocery store, at the park, at crowded public places.  I catch a glance, my heart quickens and I feel happy thinking: "Is it her ?  No, it can't be !"  I take a closer look maybe walk a few steps towards them while grinning - and then the inevitable crash when it's not "her" or "him."  Realizing that once again, I'm in the grocery store or at the park and I'm alone - I don't know anyone there.

I remember this happening to me when I came to college in DC 22 years ago.

I didn't know then, but I do know now, why it happens.  It's my subconscious' attempt to create something familiar.

1 comment:

Maud said...

That happens to us every time we go home to Ireland. Suddenly, everyone looks like someone we know. I think it's because everyone looks Irish, which apparently is a type even though to me there appears to be a wide variety of features in all of them.

Okay, it's not exactly the same, but close. Maybe yours is the opposite.

 
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