Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sunday thoughts

While surfing the web on a lazy Sunday morning, I found an interesting concept that I wanted to share with everyone. The phase is "jamais vu".

The wikipedia entry is: "In psychology , the term
jamais vu (from the French , meaning "never seen") is used to describe any familiar situation which is not recognized by the observer."

In other words, it is the sensation that you are experiencing something for the first time even though you have experienced it before or the opposite of deja vu.

I found this so interesting because it so perfectly described the insights and periods of personal growth I have experienced through photography. First through macro photography, then other types of photography and most recently the personal growth and emotional healing resulting from spending the summer with such a fantastic group of human beings at SI.

I'd love to know if anyone else has experienced this sensation via photography or other means.

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