Friday, October 1, 2010

Complementary Me.

"Oh dear me, what a strange peculiar thing that I should always see, someone just like me..."
-Elizabeth and the Catapult

I've been noticing a trend in my life.
The trend is doppelgangers.

I don't know why. I don't know how. But I have a million of these so-called "twins" walking around in the world.
I used to think it was just the fact that most people think red hair makes twins of everyone. When the Parent Trap came out, everyone and their mom swore I looked exactly like "that girl in the movie"...Lindsay Lohan...Yikes. And, honestly, I was flattered, because I ADORED that movie, and I wanted nothing more than to be Hallie with her twist-and-clip hair, bangs, chinese dress, fluffy purse, and blue nail polish. She was the ultimate cool. But really, we both just had red hair. It wasn't even the same color red. Not everyone with red hair looks the same!
But lately, I've noticed that when I mention the red hair phenomenon, people are saying, "But she didn't have red hair."
I just don't know.

This is also compiled with the fact that literally, close to every single new person I've met throughout my life has told me that I remind them of someone they already know.
I can't figure out if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
One one hand, it's like people are comfortable with me because I seem familiar to them...
On the other hand...I remind them of someone they don't like...
On a third, mutant-hand, I am completely un-unique.
Un-unique? Is there another word for that?
Anyways, I'm finding this interesting.
The doppelganger effect.

Addendum: Literally 20 minutes after I posted this, my friend came and got me to show me my "doppelganger" in the HFAC. I didn't see the resemblance.
Addendum again: I'm thinking of using the above picture for Halloween. My hair looks almost exactly like that right now.


Jylare Smith said...

i think you look the most like amy adams, not lindsey lohan- yuck.

Mary Jane Smith said...

Evan Hershman said he saw a girl at Muhlenberg that was so much like you in every way, that he thought we had played a trick on him. Looks, voice, mannerisms. Weird. I just think you look like my beautiful baby girl.

rebecca said...

so i recently mentioned in a blog that i have friends that remind me of other friends. i only mentioned two but there were 3 or 4 others i thought of as well... and while i was going through that list i thought of you.. i thought, "heidi, who reminds me of heidi." blank. nothing. nada. no one compares to you. and i thought it would even be insulting to you to try. so there you have it, you remind me of no one but yourself.
love you!

Michael said...

You are the one and only Heidi Lynn, "The Little Redhaired Girl" Yoou don't look like them, they look like you!