Book of Me: What do you look like?

What do you look like?

I look like my mother, but with my father’s coloring. The more I age, the more my face morphs into hers.  At times it’s unsettling to look in the mirror or at a photo because her face jumps out of me.  It’s especially apparent when looking at me in profile.

When my mom passed away almost 19 years ago now, I didn’t see the resemblance quite as readily.  I always thought I looked more like my father’s side of the family, but maybe that’s because my hair/eye coloring dominates my appearance.  But as I watch myself age, it’s in the smaller details that she shines through in my features.

  • The shape of my nose
  • The roundness of my face
  • The way my eyebrows arch
  • The height of my forehead
  • The shape of my chin
  • The height of my cheekbones

It’s haunting to look at a picture of myself and see someone I miss so dearly looking back at me.

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