My wife and I were having dinner in our favorite Mexican restaurant, there was a ballad playing in Spanish, which I neither speak nor understand.  Suddenly, I had this vivid memory of being in a bar in rural Mexico and drinking and feeling morose over having lost my one true love!  I remembered my life, my love and our relationship.  I began crying, because of that loss, and I couldn't explain what the hell was going on.  Fortunately my wife was sympathetic and didn't have me committed.  Has anyone had a similar experience?

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Comment by James Cox on June 19, 2012 at 8:24pm

Dear Folks:

As I have gotten older I have noticed that there are many experiences that set off associations in my memory, where my immediate responce has been sadness, a controled cry, a image of joy, or an older appreciation of wonder. I tend to called it 'my deepening'...

Comment by Unseen on June 19, 2012 at 9:46pm

Taylor Swift? Much too skinny for my taste. And for me, with Tania, the voice is the thing.

Comment by archaeopteryx on June 19, 2012 at 10:14pm

That's exactly why Baskin-Robbins makes 31 flavors --

Comment by Sagacious Hawk on June 19, 2012 at 10:33pm

I had something similar happen to me once. I was in the National Museum of American History about two maybe three years ago and was going through the war exhibit. When we got to the Vietnam section, there was a replica helicopter sitting in what was made to look like a marsh of some sort. I had this sudden vision where I could hear the sound of the helicopter. I could feel the water seeping into my boots. Every step was difficult from the muck. I could feel the humid air on my face and the weight of a helmet resting on a band around my hand, and it came with a very strong sense of apprehension and dread. I'm pretty sure I was just imagining what it would be like to be there, but the strength of what I felt was so overwhelming that the memory of it still sticks with me.

Comment by archaeopteryx on June 19, 2012 at 10:40pm

If when you got home, you suddenly realized you had acquired foot fungus, I'd have to say that that was freaky accurate!

Comment by Helena on June 19, 2012 at 11:27pm

To be honest, I never liked Country music (except when Johnny Cash did Trent Reznor/NiN), and I don't go for reality tv shows.. but I found myself watching one that had Keith Urban in it. Still don't like country music, but I find myself wanting to go to his next concert!!

Comment by Doug Reardon on June 19, 2012 at 11:50pm

Sagacious Hawk:  I guess what I'm wondering is if these type experiences are what account for the "so called" religious epiphanies. 

Comment by archaeopteryx on June 19, 2012 at 11:51pm

Reality TV is an effort by the networks to make the most money selling commercials for the least production expense, and is basically watched by those too mindless to be able to follow a plot.

Comment by Rich on June 20, 2012 at 12:25am

Errrr no, its called a vivid imagination. Its what gets the Westboro Baptist Church such a bad name.

Next time you take your beautiful wife out for lunch, treat her to some Thai food.

Mexican, pft.

Comment by Sagacious Hawk on June 20, 2012 at 12:57am

@ Doug: I agree that it is part of it. My dad likes to talk about a "vision" where he saw Jesus that he had during adoration (a catholic practice) one late night. He describes it as being so vivid that it was as if it was really happening. I'm certain he imagined it just as certain as I am that I imagined jumping out of a helicopter in Vietnam.


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