Monday, May 30, 2011

Another Kristen, Another Life

So I tend to see people I know in people I see. It’s not a bad habit, per se, but it can be a frustrating habit when I see resemblances that no one else does. I don’t know why this is. Maybe I just see smaller details than other people don’t notice — expressions, poses, the vaguest hints at someone else. Or maybe I’m just wrong. Regardless, I do this often enough that it has become a minor character trait, and I was recently gratified to learn that I’m not entirely off base.

This is Kristen — friend, lover, business partner and competitive bobsled teammate:

Here she is, terrified and in a tree (as she frequently was for most of college):

And here is a Superman cover depicting Lois Lane that we all agreed looked eerily like our little “muffin in the rain.”

(What was in Superman’s forbidden room? We’ll never know. I’m guessing Kryptonian porn.)

Recently, Spencer stumbled across a photo of the actor Matthew Fox standing beside a woman who looked a great deal like Kristen:

I suspect that the woman is Fox’s wife, Margarhita Ronchi, And while she generally doesn’t look like Kristen, I think the resemblance in this photo is rather striking — and conducive to many, many questions about Kristen’s personal life. Really, does this mean she could be married to Matthew Fox? Lost reference?


  1. Oh, I love this! My husband and I do the very same thing, eerily enough. I can't say I did it much before I met him, but now we do it all the time.

    Sometimes we just see the essence of a friend or loved one in an actor or passerby, and sometimes we see multiple features that literally make the stranger look like a sibling of our friend/loved one.

    Sometimes, two of our friends/loved ones are embodied in a stranger (for lack of a better word), and then we have fun making up a name for said stranger that incorporates the names of the people we know/love.

    Anyway, I guess all of this is a long way of telling you, "you're not alone." :)

    By the way, I like the new layout! Of course, I liked the old one, too.

  2. That's the word: essence. Like, it's not a specific thing, but a general, overall, vague likeness expressed by someone.

    I think only a certain portion of the population gets this. Everyone else just looks for physical resemblance and stops there.

  3. Have you read All-Star Superman? Quitely+Morrison=awesome