Monday, February 2, 2009

I've been here before

I wasn't always intrigued by words that are unique and express some sort of situation, feeling or experience. This fascination came about when one day a work colleague asked me "if I ever experienced a feeling of already doing something". I retorted "do you mean déjà vu?" A sudden look of horror on his face and an almost instantaneous blurting out, "there's a word for it! I have to admit that I sensed a bit of schadenfreude when I robbed him of that unique feeling, that until that moment, was entirely his.

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Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica