Everyone seems familiar
This may be totally unrelated to this forum but I thought I'd share something that has started occurring to me with greater frequency over the past six months. The occurrence is that everyone is looking familiar. Now, I do know the adage that the older one gets the more people look familiar but this seems different. For one thing it isn't a person or two here and there. It's more like when it happens it's 90% of the people in the room, store, office. When it's not happening, it's the usual occasional person, more like how it's always been. For example, I was in the waiting room of a hospital in the outpatient surgery area. The hospital was located 100+ miles from my home. I felt I recognized at least 20 of the people from somewhere (I know not where). The recognition is so strong it is as though I had met before each of them before and heard their story. Not that I could tell you specifics but I felt as though I had heard their story (which apparently I had now forgotten). It's as if I am left with with nothing but the recognition of a familiar face and a strong sense of knowing of their happiness, or sorrow, or pain. But I do seem to know them if I could only remember their names which I can't. I have worked as a psychiatric nurse for 26 years. I have heard many, many people's stories. I can understand why I would not remember individuals. However, I know these are not former patients. I also know they are not former acquaintances of mine. The sense of knowing them is so strong that it makes me wonder why I can't remember more. It has to be that indeed I have never met these people.
Larry in South Carolina