reply to post by meaningless333
Hey Meaningless and OP: Wish I'd seen this thread some time ago, OP. What an excellent first hand account of an all too oft experienced
First, Meaningless, I do not remember the death of the German prime minister, but I picked this thread to comment that I remember distinctly
meaning, the personal details of my life surrounding the time, i.e. my daughter having just graduated high school in 2007, Nelson Mandela having
died.... And like many people report, this is only one of many such experiences.
In fact, years ago, when I would describe myself now as having been Clueless,with a capital C, a friend of mine oft made a joke when a celebrity of
political figure died, saying, "Oh, yeah, I heard so and so was very sick," meaning, (though, he had to explain the meaning to me, in fact) it was
common knowledge everyone had heard of this person's death long before hand, and perhaps, many times, over, since.
As to the OP: I have an example of this much like yours. What got me hard core about how you expressed this experience is not wanting to comment on
it, but it's so obvious and in your face, but if you did, you'd appear crazy. LOL
There was a group of people at a bar I used to hang out at many years ago. Then after about a 7 year gap, I went to the bar where they hang out at
now. Nice reunion, yada yada. One of the former bartenders, pretty girl, always friendly to me, had gotten her degree since years before and was
plugging away, finally, in her field, though at the bottom of the ladder. Six months later, the city I live in that hasn't ever had a superbowl bid,
ended up not only playing in it, but hosting it....first time the home team played, and played the Big Game at home, as well. Big moment, right?
Went to a party, watched the game, we won, then went back to that bar to see if I would run into the same crowd of old acquaintances.
There she was, with her old man. Except she was dressed in a career suit, supremely confidently successful, and the old man suddenly was really an
old man, cowtowing to her every whim, and looking rather desperate, with a white streak in his hair and lines under his eyes to go with it.....as
though years had passed......
I've experienced things like this, and then months later, seemed to go "backwards" in observations and experience yet again....as though, we are
living "out of order," and shifting timelines frequently.