Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Spaceman Stiff

Was reading Stephen King’s ‘The dead zone’ some time back. Stephen King made his millions scaring the living daylights out of weak hearts, but he made us believe (well almost) that there exist certain unknown zones, certain areas outside of normal human comprehension that operate in exactly the same fashion as the world we live in. So, ask this question. Is there a parallel world? A parallel dimension in which everything’s the same as here? Even you. Only you can’t see. But from time to time, you do feel your presence in it. In other words, déjà vu. I don’t know how many of you have felt it, but I have. When I’m sitting in a particular position and talking to someone, someone else walks by and as my mind cuts away from my conversation for a fleeting second to look at the third person, a thought, a tingle of a thought, cuts through my brain like a bullet. ‘This has happened before’, a faraway voice inside me insists. And I clearly remember the entire scene in a split micro second. I shake my head and return to the conversation. And the whole thing’s gone. Snap. Just like that. Maybe it’s happened before. In the *other* dimension.If you remember, I don’t know how many of you guys do, they used to show a series called ‘The sliders’ on the hallmark channel. This serial explored this idea. Was pretty good. As a kid (to be honest, even now sometimes) I would wonder at the entire expanse of the sky above us (or around us, whatever you please) and think,’ what the hell is this? How the hell is this spherical planet floating in air?’ I even enrolled in an astronomy class to find out answers, but this subject is as vast as the universe itself. I found myself sinking in it, but could never reach the bottom. Ah, well. Someday…

“Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition." – Isaac Asimov.

10 comments:

GratisGab said...

Bingo!

Has happened so much for me...and I now try to arrest the feeling, make it pause so I can dig some into it...The mystery of life!

aqua said...

oh yes.. happens a lot.. loved your list of movies down below. tell me more about finding forrester please- i remember the title, nothing about the movie though. :)

Prerona said...

yes i have had that feeling. ive wondered what it meant & read about a lot of theories but never felt totally convinced about any :)

like if it has happened in a // world, did it happen before, ie is that world in a phase lag with this?

KJ said...

yup i also have that feeling sometimes. i feel that i have experienced this situation earlier also... spooky sometimes....

Akruti said...

I felt as if someone is taking my thoughts and putting in here:) i mean i felt it so manytimes and used to wonder if something is wrong with me,i mean something weird,but not anymore.

phatichar said...

aqua: Finding Forrester is about the relationship between this bright kid at college and a reclusive pulitzer prize winning novelist (Sean Connery), for whom he does odd jobs and takes some lessons on writing on the way...beautifully moving story

all: I guess we're on the same boat as far as deja vu goes...:)

manuscrypts said...

always believed in parallel universes.. there was a good episode of 'x files' also on this...

phatichar said...

manuscrypts: oh yeah...X files. Used to watch it regularly back when David Duchovny played Mulder, was pretty good then..

worma said...

Phatichar deja-vu is nothing so complicated to comprehend. 'Its a process associated with the feeling when "they" change something in the Matrix'...see...simple na ;-)

Vidya said...

It could have been me writing this, except that I didn't enroll in an astronomy class:) Happens all the time isn't it?!