Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Deja vu

So, lately I've been frequently experiencing what a lot of people call Deja vu, having the feeling like I was doing, thinking, or saying something exactly the same as I had at some earlier part of my life. Sometimes its a feeling like I'm somewhere I've been before seeing or hearing something I'd heard or seen before.

No, its not like sitting in class at school one day after another and thinking, "hmm, this seems familiar." For example, the last time it happened was this morning. I was getting out of bed and I heard a plane fly over the house. At the same time, I saw a sparrow land on a branch outside my window and suddenly got the feeling the sparrow was telling me something, something about how I should wait a while before I go downstairs for breakfast. At that moment, a weird chill went through me and I got sort of light-headed, like I was re-living the exact same morning the exact same way it had happened at some other point in my life. It was sort of like a feeling where you know you're aware of something, something bigger than yourself and that transcends time and space, but you can't understand it intellectually. Anyways, the feeling came and went very quickly, and no matter how hard I tried to hold on to it the familiarity of it all faded.

It's hard to describe the feeling of Deja vu to someone who has never experienced it before. It's a little scary but at the same time an awesome feeling in that you're aware of something grand even if for only a moment. Imagine yourself standing in two places of time at once, and only being aware of it through a sixth sense.

I've experienced the feeling before but, like I said, its been happening a lot more frequently lately. I know the feeling of Deja vu is sometimes explained by dreamed experiences, and sometimes we really do experience events or do or say things just like we did in the past, and we just don't remember. But that weird feeling you get...

Can anyone out there relate? When was the last time you experienced Deja vu and were you able to figure it out?


  1. I have Deja vu quite a lot, the other day it was at uni and I was walking outside after a lecture and all of a sudden knew I had already done the exact same in another time in my life. its weird.

  2. ........
    it happens ALL THE TIME to me. I'm trying to think when was the last time it happened to me, I guess it's mostly when I'm talking to someone, whether it be in person or via chat.
    I don't know if I've ever figured out WHAT I was remembering. Let's just say that I can relate.

  3. I've experienced that several times, and it is quite strange. Mine are very visual, and they don't normally pertain to events that occur like yours. Mine consist of snapshots, I go about my day and suddenly, I'll realize, hey, I've seen this exact panorama in a dream or a daydream or some time before.

    One of the many things I would like a scientific explanation for.

  4. lol, awwww. :P I'll keep "fishing" until you come back regularly. Buts its not nice to make people fish you know.
    So what has Logan been up to that keeps him away from Musical Mondays?

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann