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Deja Vu

Seeing deja vu again

What goes around… Groundhog day! Been there, seen that… Déjà vu!

Since first experiencing that seeing again feeling during the first national UK lockdown back in April 2020, I suppose it’s inevitable that I’d have a similar déjà vu experience in ‘Lockdown 2’. Of course, we have a few more freedoms this time than before but it does still feel somewhat boundaried and restricted. Still, re-visiting the walks around Hedgeley Lakes and the River Breamish near Powburn does help to stop and try to take a multi-faceted view of things: mmm…sound like a metaphor!

multi view image of destroyed log pile
Multi-view log pile
multi view image of single oak tree
Single oak deja vu
multi view image of oak trees reflected in lake
Reflected oaks
multi view image of stacked wood with painted notices
Not for chip

How come I love having an episode of deja vu? It’s akin to an out-of-body experience, I would think. It sits with me, happily, begging me to delve into my memory to find its match point.

Rachel Nichols

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