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March 18th, 2005

People ARE Strange.... @ 08:18 pm

Current Music: Paper Thin -- Farmer Not So John

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Date:March 22nd, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)
-- i've often been mistaken for people i am not
and am nearly always being likened to some public figure
(comments: does this happen to everyone?)

In college I was mistaken for a member of the football team
When I worked in hospital I looked more like a doctor whose son worked there, that the son himself did, so I got whatever his privileges/responsibilities
At Seminary I wrote the validictory article for the seminary journal and it was published with the picture of a classmate I was always taken for
When my hair was still dark I was told "Tom Selleck"
Now in Atlanta I am mistaken for professors one at Ga Tech one Ga State and a Zen priest.
By mistaken I mean greeted and spoken to by those other people's names.
What bothers me is that only a few of these doppelgangers have been people I really like and would like to be confused with. And that kinda makes me wonder if my own self image is that way, way off of reality? hmmm
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Date:March 24th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
you're a Priest! Father! that's the way it's supposed to work
that's my point
i mean
the more you identify yourself with the eternal
the more everyone feels familiarity with you
and they make some rational excuse like
"he must be..."

on the other bit about your self image
do you know the talking heads song "seen and not seen"?
it's on the album "remain in light"
type the song name into a google window in quotes with the word "lyrics" after it
and you should get them

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