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 Diane on June 19, 2012 at 6:32am

The closest I can come was being very stoned on a hill in upstate New York, and imagining that the wind going through the trees was the voices of everybody who had ever lived there trying to tell me something profound.  In the end, I was just high but it was memorable nonetheless.

Comment by Tom Holm on June 19, 2012 at 9:15am
Never in my life except deja vu. Maybe there was something in the burritos?
Comment by Gary Mueller on June 19, 2012 at 12:29pm

Cant say as I have but then the brain is a marvelous organ and nothing it produces would surprise me

Comment by Unseen on June 19, 2012 at 3:59pm

My taste in music is eclectic, but for many years when it came to classical music I thought I was a Bach yes, Beethoven no kind of guy. Then one day I really listened to Ode to Joy and burst into tears at having deprived myself of such wonderful music for so long.

Comment by kOrsan on June 19, 2012 at 4:22pm

Rap is not music.

Except Greydon Square.

Comment by Unseen on June 19, 2012 at 4:33pm

Country isn't my favorite, but I like the occasional tune. I can enjoy Lyle Lovett and, gee, while she's arguably as much (or more) pop than country, what's not to like about Shania Twain as an entertainer? Looks good, has (or had?) a voice so clear and sweet few could compare. Listening to her voice was like licking honey off a spoon. She's been having trouble with her voice, I read somewhere. What a shame.

Comment by Ross O'Neil on June 19, 2012 at 6:49pm

There is nothing pathological about what happened to you Doug.  It is the power of emotional attachment and it is real and healthy to let that emotional reaction to the loss out.  Your wife being compassionate shows how healthy your relationship with her is.  Congratulations.  Be happy you had love like that, so many go through life without that.

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 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.


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