Monday, November 5, 2012

Interesting...

Just a small side note.  There is something I've noticed lately and I wanted to comment on it before I forgot about it.

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!

6 comments:

Ben said...

No, this has never occurred to me. I am convinced though, that there must be a special reason why this is happening to you.

Cherish that feeling :-) !!!

Anonymous said...

It sometimes orrurs to me but especially since I became a mother....i see my mother in me all the time... /Angela

americanhermitcrab said...

The other day, I was just writing a list, and I realized that the way I write my letter "p" is exactly the same way as my dad's. It actually gave me a pretty strong homesickness shock! I definitely hear myself saying things my parents would say or see their little habits in my daily life more since I've been away so long.

Jessica said...

So it seems I'm not the only one! At least to notice in some way that I'm like my parents. Thanks for your answers!

Linda Luksik said...

Jess, as I've gotten older, I've noticed the hands. I was probably about your age when I first noticed that my hands are just like your grandmas...and you're are probably just like my sisters. Are hands all match :-)

I follow you all the time, just rarely do I get my comment window to work right here at work. So happy for you and J! Beautiful Cermony!!!!!

Jessica said...

Thanks Aunt Linda!

It's so strange that we've noticed it in our hands! Just my face and hands, really. But yes I believe my thumbs look very much like my mom's, but I have my dad's long fingers. It's so interesting what you begin to notice.