Deja Vu

Have I seen this pattern before?

Deja Vu is a French term and means, literally, "already seen." Those who have experienced the feeling describe it as an overwhelming sense of familiarity with something that shouldn't be familiar at all. Say, for example, you are having dinner with a group of friends, discussing some current political topic, and you have the feeling that you've already experienced this very thing-same friends, same dinner, same topic.

I usually experience Deja Vu at least twice a month and sometimes more. I actually had one today and that is why I wrote this post. So when was the last time have you experienced Deja Vu?

3 Responses to "Deja Vu"

Gina (visit their site)

You know, I haven't thought about this in a LONG time! I guess I haven't experienced it since Liam was born! This WHOLE parenting thing seems like a dream that has been going on for almost 8 months. It's very surreal in it's own right. Much like deja vu, but not.

Great insightful post as always!

True Faith (visit their site)

I experienced it alot; it has a scientific justification, it is that your short memory is sometimes faster than your senses; I don't know how to explain it more because I'm not convinced.

Fallen Angel (visit their site)

@Gine: Yeah, I guess the whole motherhood thing is a deja vu ^_^

@True Faith: I guess Wikipedia provides some interesting theories about Deja Vu. My friend told me that it happens because your right eye perceives objects and events before your left eye!!