Prompts For the Promptless

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Alter Ego, in Latin, literally means “Second I” or “Second Self”. It can refer to an opposite side to the personality within someone, or a counterpart like a trusted friend.

More info on the history of the Alter Ego, as well as alternate meanings here:

Suggested Prompts:

•Share a picture of your alter ego, whether it be your best friend, or a version of you that others don’t often see
•… or make up your own prompt related to the theme!

Me, Myself, and I

My basic make-up is bashful, big, clumsy, kind, loving, nature-loving, nostalgic, obvious, restless, sad, shy, tongue-tied, tortured within, and whiny. My alter ego is beautiful, devoted, calm, funny, glamorous, happy, joyful, peaceful, smart, sure of herself, talkative, and a winner.
I am a Gemini, so by nature, I have two sides, two personalities, ego and alter ego.
Me is the part I try to keep hidden deep within. Me, the anxious, big, clumsy, depressed, obsessive, scaredy-cat that tries to hold all the grief, pain, and sadness within. That, me, that would never put her thoughts on paper for the world to read, criticize, and rip-apart.
I, who is beautiful, bold, calm, confident, funny, and smart. Very few actually see ‘I’, but she doesn’t care a bit what others say or think. I, pours out the words in her head for all to see and read. I, allows ‘me’ to pour out some of my heart, a little at a time.
Myself is a mixture of the two and the one people most often see. She is the true alter ego clinging to ‘me’s’ basic make-up, but only letting ‘I’ show through when needed.
It all makes perfect sense to me. I hope it makes some sense to you.
I have to ask which part you have seen most in me?

Alter Ego I
Courtesy of via Yahoo Images.

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