The Elusive Doppelgänger / by Krista Boivie

After getting to know people a little bit the most common question I get is "You remind me of someone I know" or "You look just like my (neighbor, sister, cousin)."

I have a hard time believing that there is an army of doppelgängers wandering the world who look like me; however, what is it about my personality that resonates with others?

Although I have never met my doppelgänger, I think it would be exciting to meet my match.  In high school one of my favorite pieces of literature was the Secret Sharerby Joseph Conrad, a tale about a ship Captain who hides a stow-away. The stow-away is the doppleganger of the Captain. I loved the idea of the tale of meeting someone who is a physical representation of myself, but embodies the personality traits that I am lacking. 

Have you met your doppelgänger?