Month: May 2015

The Wrong Sort Of Doppelgänger

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In German folklore, a “doppelgänger” (literal translation “double-goer”) is a look-alike or double of a living person. The word is also used to describe a person who looks or behaves like another person. You may have known that already but I just wanted to make sure because once upon a time I mentioned “doppelgänger” in a post and people got very confused. And considering my first and foremost goal as a blogger is to communicate with the people (that’s […]

Who Is Magdalena?

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The other day a woman approached me in the lobby of the State Library and asked me this: “Are you Magdalena?” She had a thick accent, but those six short syllables weren’t enough for me categorise it. German perhaps. She wore an off-white cable-knit jumper, black polyester pants with a sharp crease down the front and black-framed goggle-lensed reading glasses. She seemed shy, friendly, and just a little bit confused. As was I. As am I – still. I have so […]