Reena’s Exploration Challenge #127

Chuck Palahniuk

“There’s an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke


Image result for man and woman kissing

When love has ended
Each night’s dreamed beginning is
blessed deja vu.


Reena Saxena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena says:
The prompt word for this week is

Déjà vu

photo of couple by Edward Eyer


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Did you ever see the movie The Notebook? I thought that was beautiful. James Garner, but it is only 5 or 10 years old.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I saw it and yes it is a wonderful movie. Quite a tear-jerker.

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      1. I thought of it immediately I read jamais vu – to have to kind of catch up with things from a script, must be awful.

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  2. Sadje says:

    I learned something new in your post today. I hadn’t heard this word before.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you learned a new term today!

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  3. memadtwo says:

    Some days really are jamais vous…like you slipped into an alternate universe. (K)

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  4. Reena Saxena says:

    I’d come across ‘veja du’ for the same things. Must be a severe memory lapse if it truly happens. In dementia or old age problems, they remember things that happened 40 years ago, but not that they had breakfast half an hour ago.

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  5. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Jamais Vu … by Jade Li/Lisa

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  6. pvcann says:

    and so returning to the vey place they started (to invoke T.S. Eliot)

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      1. pvcann says:

        Thanks Lisa 🙂

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  7. Indira says:

    Beautiful Haiku. Both words are new to me. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks and you are welcome, Indira.

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