Whenever looking at myself in the mirror, say when brushing my teeth in the bathroom, I don't only see myself in the mirror anymore. I have a theory that this is born of the distance I've put between myself and my home. Whenever I look at myself in the mirror, I see not only myself, but I see even moreso my parents. At first I thought nothing of it. I attributed it to "growing up", you know being an adult, and seeing more and more of my parents in me. Now, though, it happens so often (several times daily) that it just now got me to think differently about it. I think that because I so rarely see my parents, I've begun to see them in me. I'm not accustomed to seeing their faces anymore. If I saw them regularly like when I lived in the US, I wouldn't at all see them so often in myself. I never used to, anyway. However, I truly do resemble both of them when I look at my face. It's not just that, though. When I look at my hands I see their hands, too.
My question to you other expats out there: has this occurred to any of you? Or is this just some little oddity I've found in myself since moving abroad? I'm quite interested to hear you what you have to say!