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Echoes and Mirrors» Blog Archive » Damn!

Damn!

I have been catching myself exhibiting the same mannerisms that my father does. I say the same cliches, react to ridiculous statements with the same combination of disdain and cynicism and manage to be mellow about just about anything. We don’t agree on politics at all, really – he’s a raging liberal who somehow managed to raise an anarcho-capitalist – and we don’t see eye to eye on religion – a non-practicing Roman Catholic raised an Atheist.

Yet I act like him and after someone saw a picture of him, even went so far as to tell me that I look like him, and that I was lucky that I would look so distinguished and handsome when I age. Ah, to know that I will age gracefully is a comfort, at least.

Yet, for all the disagreements I have with him, we get along very well. It just bothers me to realize that my little behavioral ticks (this little humming thing I do when I’m waiting for something to load on the computer, for instance) are so similar. It makes me feel like a strange little clone.

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