Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Meditations: Upon Imitation


We spend a lot of time together, my brother and I.  Sometimes it drives me crazy that he has taken on my passions as his own.  I love vintage photography, and so my brother has amassed a large collection of vintage cameras.  I love painting, and so my brother has taken up watercolour sketching on handmade paper.  I love indie, Canadian music, and so my brother covets any cds I buy and voraciously adds them to his collection. 

Is it imitation that's the greatest form of flattery?  Sometimes when I gain perspective on our relationship, I realize that it is one of imitation - and if that doesn't hold a person to a higher morality, I'm not sure what does.

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