I have been here before: my déjà vu
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I got the déjà vu experience before I even knew the meaning of déjà vu. It wasn't until some months later when I watched a movie titled déjà vu that I knew that was I experienced had a name. The movie had a very strong impact on me, it was a very sad movie and after watching it, I had to go and check the meaning online.
Déjà vu is the feeling you get when it feels like you have already experienced or seen something which you are really seeing for the first time before.
Déjà vu sometimes gives very intense feelings that make you confuse the present with something that has never happened before. Reading up on déjà vu, I got to know that it might also be due to a medical condition and should not be a frequent occurrence
My déjà vu encounters
My first déjà vu encounter, was when my mom and I went to visit her friend for the first time. She had lost contact with her for a while and they just reconnected again, hence the reason for the visit. When we got to the town where my mom's friend was living, I felt like I have been there before. Everything and everywhere seems so familiar that I was forced to ask my mom if she had ever brought me to the town when I was a child but she said that was the very first time we were both visiting the town. I couldn't believe it, everything felt so familiar like I have been there before. Even some places looked so real like they were in my brain. I got a very familiar feeling.
The second encounter was when I went to collect money from the ATM. I met a woman on the queue and we started talking about so many things. Halfway through our conversation, something struck me and I got a very familiar feeling that I have had a similar conversation with the same woman before. But I have never met the woman before, she was just a stranger I met on the Atm queue, which makes it impossible for me to have met her before or for us to have had the same conversation however the feeling was so familiar. Throughout that day, I was thinking and rethinking the conversation. The feeling was so intense and I was racking my brain to find out why I had such a familiar feeling however I came to realise it was just a déjà vu feeling and that the conversation had never taken place before except for the moment it really happened.
Déjà vu does give me an eerie feeling sometimes, because it's more or less an illusion of something that has never happened, of something I have never seen before, yet feels so familiar, like it's part of my memory but also not part of it. Am not sure am comfortable with that kind of feeling at all. There was a time I thought perhaps I had lived a previous life which was why I get this kind of familiar feeling sometimes, the things déjà vu make you think.
Have you ever had a déjà vu experience?
I visited a friend's house for the first time and in my head I was arguing if I have been here before, the house looked more than familiar.
Déjà vu is something else, visiting a place for the first time and you getting a familiar feeling. Thank you for sharing your experience with me
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I can imagine how you left when you eventually realized that you haven't met the woman at the ATM before. These things happen every time but I never attached a name to it, thanks to this contest, DeJa Vu
Honestly, they do. We get those familiar feelings more than often. And am surprised by the rate at which people experience déjà vu thanks to the contest.
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It can really be disorienting especially in a situation like yours.
That feeling is not so nice. Feeling like you have been there before when in fact you've not.
Very disorienting, especially when it gets you confused with reality.
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I do have the feelings so many times and I didn't know Dejavu is the name given to it until we were asked to write something about it.
Dejavu is a good feeling but when it becomes a constant occurrence, then it's kind of a disorder to such a person.
I learnt the word earlier due to the movie. The contest is really an eye opener, I got to read about experiences from lots of people.
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My dear, you just related all of my experiences. I have had similar experiences. Deja Vu happens to me, not frequently, but enough for me to pause and ask myself if I am okay😂
😁😁 we are together in this, déjà vu always find a way to mess with our brains.
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Deja Vu is quite discomforting most times. Imagine going somewhere for the first time and yet it looks so familiar 😂.
I remember some time ago when I was having a discussion with a friend of mine and it felt as if I've had that same discussion before. I thought I've started seeing the future 😜😅😅.
#dreemport brought me here.
Seeing the future hahaa😄😄. Honestly déjà vu makes us come up with different sorts of theories. Thank you for stopping by ma'am
I can imagine that feeling and the curiosity in you is so certain that you guys must have met somewhere, that feeling is quite strange but maybe in the generation before this you have met somehow. You know those superstitious beliefs of recounter. It's a good thing... also a mystery! I came from #dreemport.
Yes I do, I even thought I was reincarnated, very funny 😄😄. Déjà vu just make me come up with different things and those feelings are truly a mystery. Thanks for stopping by
It's my pleasure hehe