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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Deja Vu


On Friday, my wife was helping me with my swimming cap. After drying it out, she sprinkled it with a little talcum powder. When I got over to put my cap and goggles away, I noticed that she got some powder on my goggles. I was about to say something about her getting powder on my goggles when I was struck with Deja Vu. I could swear that it happened before. It couldn't have happened before. Friday was the first time I wore a swimming cap. None the less, it sure seemed like it all happened before...only this time, I didn't make any comment to my wife.

I don't believe in past lives, reincarnation, alternate realities, etc... I know how the mind works as far as striving to make associations and connections even when they don't exist. Something similar happened in the past with other items or there was some jumble of dreams from which my mind connected.

Anyhow, I love these kinds of experiences. It reminds me how wonderfully fascinating the mind is. It reminds me how terribly creative I can be. For a split second, it makes me wonder if someone hit the rewind button on the story of my life.

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4 comments:

Merry Mary said...

Interesting experience. Sometimes I will have dreams that seem so real that when I experience something I think I have done it before. It is such a strange feeling and so interesting to see how the mind can create memories that may not be real.

Kim Ayres said...

If you've ever seen the Matrix, there's an explanation for it.

However, I remember hearing somewhere that Deja-vu is where something slips from the short term memory into the long-term, thereby making it feel as if it must have happened before.

True or not, it's a weird feeling

Spider63 said...

How do you know for sure that you are not slip-streaming between alternate realities. You and your twin just had your timing off today.

cmae said...

What a cool post.