Day 5. just some thought.
Have you ever thought about deja vu? and nostalgia... I think those concepts are fascinating. I wonder if everyone in the world experiences them. I love sentimental situations. I've no idea why because I am definitely NOT a live-in-the-past kind of person. Sometimes I get angry at friends who won't leave the past behind. (eh, who am I to get angry at them?? It's their (ruined) moment).
But I just love how a certain song or artist can make you feel in that nostalgic way. One of my absolute fave memories is a nostalgia-induced one. Sitting in a car in a town I loved, but don't live in... seat reclined on a summer afternoon waiting for someone or some time. Sort of napping... The breeze, the summer feeling, a radio playing somewhere farish away, a sprinkler going on a lawn...birds, big shady trees, the sounds of kids laughing in only the way it's possible to laugh in SUMMER. All of those sensations combined to suddenly give me a rush of nostalgia. I don't know what else to call it, but I loved it and I love that memory.
I LOVE seeing kids swinging on swingsets. No idea why. I just love it. Marching bands too. My own kids are grown. But I do so enjoy that feeling. It's interesting.
Deja vu.... the illusion of having previously experienced something actually being encountered for the first time. That is the definition. It's a cool feeling too. I don't encounter it all that often, so when it happens, it's special. The human brain is so unbelievably intriguing. How amazing, all the things it does. Thinking is crazy enough... but then all this other stuff...and how differently we all see things.
I feel like my writing in this group is always so 'juvenile'. Perhaps I am a kid! :) I'm not a great story-teller like some of you are. I really love reading the pieces in here though and I feel it's good for me to write, don't know why. I've kept journals for years... more drawing than writing, but still. I started the last writing challenge, the 30 day one here and went to Day 18 posting in the group. I'm happy to say I DID finish the 30 day (only on my blog)... Honestly, I stopped posting in the group for various reasons, one of which I attribute to my own insecurities. But it was a great experience, doing it. Anyway today is a bit random and a bit disconnected... tomorrow I may return to a prompt. I rather like them actually. See ya later. x #439wordsaday.. today :)