You step into an acquaintance’s house for the first time, and discover that everything — from the furniture, to the books, to the art on the wall — is identical to your home. What happens next?
Before I write anything, I have to say that I love the fact that a word of German origin is at the centre of this.
I’m forever saying that I feel like I’ve already seen something before, or already read a book, or been to a place even when I know it’s impossible. So this wouldn’t seem like such a strange occurence. It never happens in any sense with people though. What would you do in such in a situation? If you walked into someone’s house, a person you barely know and find out it’s exactly like yours. To make it even more interesting, this person is the exact opposite of you on the outside, they are totally normal or so it seems. To talk into another person’s room and to see the same organised chaos that exists in your room. Are they an up to date Doppelgänger? Will their room show the same transition that’s been occuring in your own room? I wouldn’t freak out too much I don’t think. I think I would be very curious, first I would want to see if everything was in the exact same position. Then I would start to wonder about the person. I think it would be kind of cool and at the same time very scary. I couldn’t imagine someone having the same unique blend of interests that I have. Some of them together, yes, but not all of them.
I don’t live by myself, so the whole house isn’t mine, does that mean they would have a Doppelgänger too? If so that would be unbearable, there are too many of some people when there’s only one version of them.
Being a Doppelgänger means they own exactly everything I have, yes? That’s very important to me, I would hate to find that there was a piece of Die Löw Sammlung that they had and that I had yet to obtain.
I’ve actually had a real life Doppelgänger of sorts, we looked alike, we both had exactly the same interests and we both had some of the same quirks. We’re not friends anymore. Our similarities were a source of great amusement to his famliy.
These daily prompts are quite fun, they remind of the creative writing exercies from school that I used to love so much. Maybe the could be helpful, I haven’t written a lot of fiction lately. I haven’t been in that kind of mindset. Jogi is not much help with that, I suspect that is because I haven’t got to the part where his character is introduced. Manuel alone is not enough it seems.