Imitation is easy. Imitation is safe. I can look at someone who has similarities of what I see in my own life line and think "if this, this and this line up as the same, then my life will end up like that." But the truth is, my life is a choice of my own and is imprinted with characteristics that make up who I am. No one can truly imitate me, just as I can not truly imitate you. You witness the cruelty of the fake followers who try so desperately to be something they are not, so much so that you cringe. Yet we get caught up in the reality of emulating someone every day. We compliment an outfit, or see an action or deed we admire- and we aspire to imitate. The problem with imitation, is it can hinder the process of creativity and keeps us safe. When we see how someone else does certain things, we know the consequences, the effects and reactions already. It is safe to imitate cause there is no faith.
I can imitate someone elses ideas, lifestyle and patterns- yet the truth always surfaces. Its is just a matter of how terrible the consequences will be and who will be effected by them.
Honesty is the best policy.
I have to be honest with myself.
Who is Laura Jean Colle?
I have to take a step back and see that my interest and personality does not derive or become directed from those around me or change with the passing seasons. But it has roots that are true to me and the foundation is of the original Creator. My taste may change, the clothes will adapt, and the music will evolve. But my roots are of no imitation other than my own.