February 2, 2010

Doppelgänger

It's supposed to be Doppelgänger week in Facebook. "During this week, change your profile picture to someone famous (actor, musician, athlete) you have been told you look like.... and re-post this message."

I didn't do it, of course. I let those things pass me by. I really don't get the big deal with looking for resemblances with celebrities. sometimes, a resemblance DOES exist, but more often than not, well...it does not.

Now I'm a big fan of loving yourself and being proud of who you look like.

Sometimes, it's hilarious. It starts early enough. Once a baby is born, people crowd around the baby wondering who the baby looks like - the mom or the dad. Give or take a few weeks, questions of "sino'ng kamukha?" grow more intense. Once it has been established who the baby looks like, then it's off to figuring which celebrity the baby resembles like. What for? Unless you're envisioning their future as stand-ins, political decoys or body doubles.

Leave the person be. Let them develop their own looks without riding on someone else's facial chariot, so to speak.

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