December 30, 2008

Walk This Way


I recently realized that I have successfully developed a completely fictional walk.

In junior high, I remember seeing an older kid in the hallway, and noticing how cool he looked when he walked. And then, after watching myself walk by a mirror, I realized how dorky I looked using my natural gait.

The main difference was speed. His casual pace produced an aura of cool. I wanted it. And I consciously remember controlling my walk to match this person's.

I don't remember when I stopped having to think about it, and now it has become natural. But, it wasn't mine to begin with.

How much of my personality, demeanor and aesthetics have I stolen from others who I've admired?

6 comments:

tripj829 said...

and then how many of my characteristics have been stolen from you which have been stolen from other people?

Sabai said...

exactly. although, I guess both your dad and i could try taking credit for your interest in basketball and drumming.

and if humanity continues to emulate/steal these positive traits over time, we should have some pretty cool "us" impersonators walking around.

Sabai said...

boy, i just realized you spreading "our" learned characteristics over in Tailand could make something explode. you better be careful.

emily said...

Now I can't decide which Beatle I want to walk like.

Sabai said...

also, I just remembered you're in Taiwan, NOT tHailand, and i can't believe i keep making that mistake.

Sorry, J.

Braden said...

Dude, I practiced too. If you think about it, though, there is very little of anything that is purely your creation.