Thursday, March 04, 2010

Seeking Albedo

A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction holding me fast, how
Can I escape this irresistible grasp?

-- Learning to Fly, Momentary Lapse of Reason, Pink Floyd, 15-09-1987

Have you had an uncanny sense of having been in a place before? Something like having known it even before having visited there? Or maybe, the striking similarity in the manner in which two events have occurred? Say, for instance, stark similarities, more than once? Or perhaps, a very vivid dream that pictured extensive detail as if time had enacted a scene of utterly unquestionable reality before your very eyes, when the mind was in absolute consciousness?

Of late, such instances have been on the rise for me, with the saddened part of them lasting only in tiny fractions, their sketchy remembrances almost always lost in the same instantaneous moment and manner that they appeared in the first place! I'm wondering what it is behind a Déjà vu, that makes it so real, yet painfully unexplained!

Must it be nothing more than a minor chemical imbalance triggered by an electrostatic activity in the brain? Or is there much more than meets the eye, of something that is larger and certainly incomprehensible? Either way, there is a certain degree of frustration as a result of the inability to understand the 'signal' that may hold the key to what the mind has known, even before the present individual (read: physical) realm attained consciousness!

Pure logic would suggest a rapid discount of such trickles, necessitating them to be dismissed as non-figurative occurrences without any significance what so ever! But the other hemisphere - is it the right? - would ponder over such happenings for sometime in a quest for reason! Balance is never found, though articulated at length by various internal agencies. Arriving at a conclusively amicable agreement is a mythical state, yet something, which is cleverly urged by one over the other in an endless scheme of outwitting the opposition - power-plays and artful dodging engaged at best!

There are a thousand fractals within, like black holes lurking in the boundless black universe, unknown, unseen, yet powerful light-bending time-stoppers! Maybe they are aimlessly chance creations, for now, but in time and with experience, a lot more will be understood of them as perhaps holding the key to time warps!

Sorry, not quite what you may call the adventures of Tom Sawyer!

Footnotes:

Albedo, by the way, is the measure of how strongly an object reflects light from light sources!

24 comments:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb-Nacm-pKc

    Look and listen to this video
    and you will
    feel so free like a bird
    and maybe you will fly away !!!

    :)

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  2. Whoaa !!! this went totally over my head !!! Are you in love or something :D :D :D :D or were you drunk when you wrote this ?? :D :D :D

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  3. I think you had a volcanic eruption in your brain :D

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  4. i never get into the why and how of such occurrences... just attribute to the yet unexplored mass in our skull!
    cheers!

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  5. Reminded me of the scene from Matrix where Reeves sees the cat moving twice.

    Yeah it has happened with me, its like you have uncanny recollection of what had taken place before and wonder if its going to repeat again :)

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  6. Wow... from time to time you do come up with something that compels me to read eh?? LOL ;)

    Thanks for this masterpiece- That's what it is. Please Hide it or save it somewhere where no one else can steal the beauty and uniqueness of an *original* thought in its very form.

    *Yes coming back to your post:*

    I have always had these visions flashing in front of my eyes like I have been there before, always never could answer that anomaly and calmed myself by saying that maybe if Albert Einstein would be alive, his intense comprehensive approach in the Theory of Relativity could get me more explanations, I bet he and I would be best friends, cause there would be nothing but mentation to share.

    I feel this is strong in my case because I have never traveled anywhere outside Maharashtra in my entire life, it is hard to grasp, that a person can feel the presence of a place without seeing it ever!

    I hope that your analysis is heading in the right direction regarding Time Warp, because it does make sense- I did think of something similar a few years back when I first studied Theory of Relativity, but was very afraid to express it, thinkin it would sound stupid. Nevertheless, I have other stupid things which makes this one sound really inspiring! :)

    Thanks again for this beautiful post, please keep writing.

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  7. Never experienced like this anything before. This is beyond my imagination.

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  8. I think some movies have handled it.

    But I have experienced something like moments that seemed too occurred before to occur again in real.

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  9. that was a very different piece...
    needed some concentration to grasp it :)

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  10. Hi Rakesh! I know some people who have this déjà vu (paramnesia) feeling often... some doctors say it's a disease, linked with schizophrenia, anxiety, dissociative identity disorder, and temporal lobe epilepsy... Better stay out of there... ;))
    Loved to read your post!!

    Blogtrotter 2 has moved to the Reggae Land. Enjoy and have a great week ahead!!

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  11. Anya

    Thanks so much!

    I did fly away! ;)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  12. Vimmuuuu

    I sure need to fall in love and also get drunk to be sober ;)

    Cheers pal!

    Rakesh

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  13. Vibu

    Lol! Precisely! I seem to have had an attack ;)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  14. Magiceye

    Good counsel Sir, as always!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  15. Survivor

    I thought of that part of the Matrix when I was creating this ;)

    And I always keep wondering, where the ends meet!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. Siraj

    Thanks so much pal!

    Truly appreciate your words of support and encouragement!

    Am thrilled beyond words! Quite a pleasure to read that folks like you find my posts interesting!

    This is beyond doubt the most rewarding experience any blogger can experience! Thanks very much once again!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  17. Rajesh

    Maybe you haven't yet noticed!

    Trust me!

    But better that way!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  18. 過分

    あなたのコメントをありがとう!しかし、私のページにでたらめ投稿はご遠慮ください!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. Jeevan

    Yes, many movies have showcased this, the Matrix included!

    Have you ever tried analyzing?

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Issam

    Hope I didn't wreck your sane state! ;)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Gil

    Lol! Thanks for the advice! Surely, I agree that it's best to stay away from such indicators! ;)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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