Sunday, March 23, 2008

Déjà vu

According to Wikipedia, some people feel the experience of déjà vu is the memory of dreams. I find that interesting and definitely possible. I dream in blown up living, feeling, pulsing Colors. My dreams are so explicit, it makes sense to me that this 'realistic' dream experience has me feeling it has really happened. So,Experiencing something similar to the dream while awake CAN probably trigger that deja vu feeling, making it more understandable that we can't for the life of us remember WHEN we had been through this same experience. Dreams are so easily forgotten. A life experience isn't. If the situation HAD really happened to us, we wouldn't have that floaty, weirdness sensation. We would just remember. ALTHOUGH, to contradict that dream theory.. SO many little incidentals that happen in real life WOULD be easily forgotten. Like .. Doesn't déjà vu happen a lot when you're sitting around talking with people that you sit around and talk with a lot. So the talking will get on a subject and everyone will put their 2 cents in and you are all floaty and strange with déjà vu.. but most likely you all HAVE talked and commented in this EXACT way another time, most likely meaning.... It's time to make some new friends, or drop these same old topics!
More interesting than the dream theory is the reincarnation theory! Ooooh, eerie! Imagine if déjà vu is caused by bits of past-life memories being jarred to the surface of the mind by familiar surroundings or people? (Groovy baby.)
I used to experience déjà vu more often in my younger days. Lately, My memory is so frayed and so utterly awful that Nothing seems as familiar as it used to. Which can be really wonderful 'cause I can Still invite those old friends over and they can never bore me with their retold stories. I'm also great at keeping secrets!
That's all I have to say about this prompt. Hope you let me know what you think.

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7 comments:

paisley said...

as of late i am trying some dream "exercises" suggested to me by christine... i am having great success,, but the only ones i can remember vividly are the ones i dream during a nap... not ht over night ones... i too think it is very possible that deja vu is dream related,, as if i cannot remember them,, it would feel weird to be subconsciously nudged when it happens in real life... very interesting and informative post lucy... got me thinkin'.....

texasblu said...

I like your comment about maybe needing new friends, or at least new topics. That's so true isn't it? That we get stuck in a rut, I mean. Great points to ponder! :)

tumblewords said...

Ponderable post - I understand the memory business beginning to merge into something not always recognizeable or recall-able. Yowie. Enjoyed reading this!

keith hillman said...

I thought I'd read this before then I realised it must have been deja vu. Then I remembered I'd read it five minutes ago and realised it wasn't. Nice piece!

Fenny said...

Wouldn't it be nice to really know?
Or would that mean the end of the déjà vu thing?

Interesting piece!

Just Jen said...

that happens to me too. its weird...lol
sorry i haven't been around for awhile, super busy! super super busy! lol

jadey said...

I love this post. I too have had the dream and then experienced it all over again that can make you feel quite strange cause you can't recall why you have that deja vu feeling. Nice post.