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“Funny You Say That”

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How to recognize an awake moment and what to do about it

I heard this again the other day. Clearly this points to a glitch in The Matrix.

I was talking with a friend from a company we both worked at a lifetime ago. I mentioned a client I had been working with and he said, “It’s funny you say that.” He had just had a conversation with someone at the company and the firm had been on his mind.

“Not so strange,” you counter. “You both worked at the same company, it’s likely you had similar work trajectories.” Agreed. That is likely.

But it happens often: you mention something you read or see or hear. Or someone you know or talked with. And the person you are talking with makes a connection with something they recently heard or thought, or with someone they recently talked with. There is a leap of awareness and understanding. And out of that emerges a way forward.

Maybe it is just like what Trinity said about déjà vu: it’s an indicator something is changing. That sounds reasonable to me. In this blog I’ve been tracking how our conversations affect us in the most unwitting and unexpected ways. I wonder if “it’s funny you say that” is something of an open door through which we actually indicate we are consider/reconsidering/rethinking something. Or that we’re open to any of the above. And there is the possibility something much larger is happening behind the language we so easily pick from the moving racks of words in our heads.

Something to think about.

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Written by kirkistan

July 6, 2012 at 5:00 am

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  1. You lost me at “Trinity”.

    Seriously, is she single?

    😉

    • Single? Unsure. Fictional? Yes.

      kirkistan

      July 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm


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