Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Now we’re not talking about the 2006 action/drama film starring Denzel Washington nor the 2005 R&B club joint taken from Beyonce Knowles's B’day. Were referring to the actual experience of paramnesia – commonly referred to as ‘Déjà Vu’.
Wikipedia defines Déjà Vu as "the experience of feeling sure that one has witnessed or experienced a new situation previously (an individual feels as though an event has already happened or has happened in the near past)".
Déjà vu is one of those strange experiences that can either be weirdly exciting or a little frightening. Most of us have experienced it at some time in our lives and it tends to give the recipient a slight sense of the paranormal... oOoOoOoO!
It may seem like a funny thing to admit to liking but I recently had the strange experience of a déjà vu marathon of sorts; where in one single day I experienced the feeling of déjà vu in multiple capacities...first while eating breakfast, then while driving to work and again and again throughout the day. As someone who has experienced it sporadically in the past I wondered why it had been concentrated on said day. Had I eaten some slightly wrong blue cheese? Or had I accidentally inhaled too much of the girlfriends hairspray that morning. I got curious so I did a little research.
It turns out there are other forms of the phenomenon:
Déjà vu - Already seen
Déjà vécu - Already lived
Déjà Senti - Already felt
Déjà visité - Already visited
I came to the conclusion that since it wasn't hurting me I would enjoy it. Hence the newfound appreciation for Déjà Vu.
The pic above is of the beautiful Chachie from NO. Magazine