posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 09:30 AM
Also, to touch on the subject of twins... well, more so genetics in general.
Genetics is a funny thing.
To give some back-story here, I grew up never knowing my biological father. The man who was married to my mother when I was born was always dad. He
was also the man listed as my father on my birth certificate.
Growing up, it was never mentioned that my "dad" might not be my "father", at least until I came of age, (See: 10-11), at which time my mother
told me what she believed to be the truth. (My dad/mother divorced a few years after I was born). At that time, by my request, a paternity test was
done, and the results being that my "dad", was in fact, not my biological father.
Last year, by sheer chance, my biological father was able to track down my mother via www.classmates.com, and contact her via email. They were able to
open a dialogue, and eventually, unbeknownst to me, arrange for my father to fly up here to visit.
So July of '08, I was finally able to meet my biological father for the first time. Now, this is where it gets interesting, at least to me.
That evening, we all went out to dinner. (We being my immediate family, plus my biological father and his family). Well, as dinner progresses, I being
to notice things. Mannerisms that likes that my father and I share. We end up ordering the same food, same drink, have the same sitting positions, the
same positions after dinner while we're sitting talking, same postures, same positioning of our hands behind our heads, legs extended out and crossed
at the ankles.
This could have been chalked up to mimicry of some sort, but what really made it strange for me was that I seemed to be the one doing the mimicking,
except that I wasn't consciously/visually aware he was doing anything until I was already doing it as well. Just to make sure I wasn't going crazy,
I spoke with my mother about it afterwards, and she confirmed having watched to do this over and over throughout the course of the meal.
Just to clarify, this is a man that I didn't even know existed for the first 10 years of my life, and hadn't meet in my 26 years of existence prior
to the summer of '08.
Sorry for getting so far off topic, but the workings of genetics that got brought up required me to tell this story.