Monday, April 11, 2005

Déjà vu again

Déjà vu. I saw it happen again. Before. Only this time it was for real.

And I thought back to how I saw a place I never knew existed within the place I existed. This was a strange experience for me. It was not the same kind of a déjà vu. It was a dream becoming real, but not a dream you expected to come to life within the bounds of your everyday reality. Yet there it was, staring you in the face. Existing where you didn’t think it would. And that is when I knew, that you can’t take anything for granted. Things are there and you might not have seen them. When the basest of assumptions turn out to be blatant lies. And those lies get shattered.

Déjà vu. I saw it happen before. Again. Only this time it might have been a dream.

Back in the same city again. After a long time. Back again, in exactly the same situation. As clearly as it was, in the dream. But I didn’t make the connection till I looked up, and saw something that caught my attention. And he was there, exactly the way he was in my dream. Looking back with a friendly stare. Waiting for an answer. And I was thinking about my dream and how I got here. And about all the other dreams that have come true and might come true in the future. This one, of course, was harmless. But what about the darker ones? What if they started to come to life. But they wouldn’t. I knew that. So I picked up my drink and smiled back.


17 comments:

Anil said...

lovely..absolutely lovely post..am running out of adjectives having read such beautiful posts over a short space of time...i fell in love with the latter half of this piece...and teh way you ended it...

Elixir said...

*smiles* took me two readings to get da thing.
da first deja vu ...da real voyage is not in eyes seeking new lands but seeing the land whr u live wid new eyes

gulnaz said...

posts like these convince me that you are some sort of an authour incognito, lol. but seriously...brilliant.
We notice something, when we need it. I always pray that my dreams come true in a positive way, i am sort of superstitious about it. :)

stan laurel said...

Personally, I have never, ever experienced deja vu. Strange, huh?But, the way you make it sound, I hope it happens soon...then happens again in the future.

_Soulless_ said...

Things are there and you might not have seen them. When the basest of assumptions turn out to be blatant lies. And those lies get shattered.

amen. tell it to the world, man. these lines appeal to me in the sense that they knock heads. *nods vigorously*

Akruti said...

Absolutely amazing,have no words to describe what it feels like to read it,or say feel it:)

esclava said...

sweet and a bit haunting at the same time...a nice bit of writing.

Phal said...

hey. i really needed this post right now. so thanks.

PoeticMermaid said...

This reminds me of a play where you are watching a scene of your life already acted out before. Was it this life, a past life, or something in the future? When you can see something that you previously left unappreciated, you are slowing down and seeing everything. Amazing, August.

la devil said...

very interesting. i liked it. realities and delusions...distinct yet entwined. :)

small squirrel said...

"And that is when I knew, that you can’t take anything for granted. Things are there and you might not have seen them. When the basest of assumptions turn out to be blatant lies. And those lies get shattered."

so simple and yet so profound. and the thing many of us fear the most. that our base assumptions, the things we count as our foundations, turn out to be falsehoods. and what happens then?

masterful piece. so many concepts in here, yet I did not feel like I was choking. a real testament to well-thought out writing.

Anonymous said...

I experience déja vu quite often which makes me think i must be crazy! lol The first time was more than 9 years when I visited a penpal. Her house seemed so familiar to me, it was so weird! I could say i had ever been there before but it wasnt the case. Btw I believe in reincarnation.

Miss Qt
miss-qt.com

Garrison Steelle said...

Unsettling as it blurs the lines of reality.

-G

Geetanjali said...

Dreams, like your post have a hauntingly beautiful quality don't they? Almost within your reach yet out of reach - what if all our dreams were to come true? I wonder...

. : A : . said...

Anil - Thanks. I really need to find a better word than 'thanks'. It is getting very boring! ;-)

Elixir - Yes, it is.

gulnaz - You're right. We notice something, when we need it.

stan laurel - It is very stange when it happens at first and then you try to think back to was it exactly the way you had 'seen' it or is there something more to it.

the_soulless- :-)

Neelima, esclava, la devil - Thanks.

Phal - You're welcome.

PoeticMermaid - Thanks for your words and your thoughts.

small squirrel - Thanks for your words and see all the concepts!

Miss Qt - Nothing crazy about it.

Garrison Steelle - Interesting thought.

Geetanjali - Yes, they do. As they say, be careful what you wish for ... :-)

Prat said...

This is pure magic. These glimpses melt their borders and become a part of the readers a part of it...signs of
brilliant wriing!

. : A : . said...

Prat - Thanks. I am glad you liked it so much!