Yes and it is some of the most surreal moments of my life when this feeling sweeps over me. The familiarity is very strong, almost comfortable in that there is nothing unexpected or uncomfortable that comes to light. I sometimes wonder if I have been in a similar situation in my youth that for whatever reason did not make enough impression on my memory for me to separate the two instances.
Or perhaps it is a dream I had that fit the general parameters of the scene. I can remember the first times i had this feeling and it was a bit more awkward than it is now. Of course that was decades ago when my maturity and understanding was a lot less developed. By this time I realize that the feeling is more of being comfortable with the new and not as unfamiliar.
Some will say this has a link to a premonition or Extra Sensory Perception. I do not believe in mystical powers. To the point that I rejected a couple of Kindle Books i downloaded to my Kindle e-reader last night because the opening pages hinted at such. Of course some people over time get such a comfort in their lives they may get ideas about what will be next or when something begins to differ in their life.
Of course I can also offer examples of deja vu relating to the experience of Cancer entering my family member’s lives. I have watched as the horrid disease robbed my brother, father and mother of who knows how many years of life. I am by nature an optimistic and hopeful sort. Much of this stems from my Christian Faith. I believe it is possible for God to do all things. When each of them dealt with Cancer, I never gave up hope that they could overcome the disease. I actually never considered that to be like deja vu until I began writing a post for this daily prompt.
Sports fans can identify with the feeling of deja vu when their favorite team misses out on achieving what we so desperately crave. We get in a familiar position of saying “maybe next year.” I believe it was the New york Yankee great Yogi Berra who quoted something like “it’s deja vu all over again.”
I do not expect my instances of feeling deja vu to wane over my remaining years. In fact i would expect them to either stay about the same or become more frequent as I repeat many actions while going about my life. I’ll bet you can recall similar situations and maybe you will turn that into a Daily Prompt response of your own.
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