Whose Face Do You See in the Mirror?

I was just listening to a cool song, “Jack gets up” by Leo Kottke. It has a line in it,

If you look in the mirror,
it’s your fathers face,
and the thin grin, and the thin grin…

I’m at the age where I’m starting to see my fathers face in the mirror. But this made me think, why my father? Why not my mother? Do I just have stronger memories of my father from this age? Do boys instinctively compare themselves to their father, and girls to their mother?

What about you? Whose face do you see?

2 thoughts on “Whose Face Do You See in the Mirror?”

  1. I see my grandfather’s face, which is a little freaky. About 10 years ago my mother showed me her parents’ wedding photo, and I was a dead ringer for my grandfather when he was the same age. Strange, because I only remember him as an old man — is that what I’m going to look like when I’m old?

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