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March 22, 2007

Seeing Pictures Everywhere

One of the tiles in my shower looks exactly like a woman's face in profile. When I'm putting Ollie to bed and lying beside him, I look up to see the underside of the mattress on the top bunk, and the stitching looks like a Suma Wrestler's face. A knot in a piece of wood furniture looks like a ship. A stain on a brick looks like a dog.

I realized today that I see these things very often. Like probably at least 5 times a day. I always assumed it was very common, you know. . . like seeing Mother Mary in a piece of toast. And of course everyone (I think) experiences the cloud that looks "just like something." But now I have to wonder and ask you, do you all see these things all the time?

Now I'm curious, is there a term for this? These unexpected, unbeckoned connections. Because I also experience them audibly, not just visually. Just about every song I ever hear makes me think of another song I've heard. sounds make me think of other sounds.

So, my questions. 1) Does this happen to you very often? 2) Is there an official phrase for it? 3) If there isn't, want to make one up?

Posted by jason on March 22, 2007 10:41 PM


1. Yes.
2. ?
3. spectriconification

Posted by: SnakeMan on March 22, 2007 11:28 PM

1. All the time.
2. Not sure.
3. Rorschachonitis

Posted by: Collin-Band Member on March 22, 2007 11:59 PM

sometimes when i see a picture of my girlfriend, i imagine its someone a lot hotter

Posted by: lol on March 23, 2007 12:42 AM

Brian S. has a picture of me next to his bedside.. its kind of creepy

Posted by: jaysonjaz on March 23, 2007 10:21 AM

1. Yes
2. Its called hallucinations LOL
3. Think that we should propose something more fun like...Iseedeadpeopleatitis. Much more exciting name in my opinion.

Posted by: Anonymous on March 23, 2007 02:12 PM

1. Yes, but it happened much more often when I was younger (you must be young at heart)
2. I don't know, but my curiosity is piqued
3. the first experience: oculotransferrence
the second: homonymelodia

I guess they are both pretty cumbersome words, but that's what I came up with.

Posted by: Susan on March 26, 2007 11:58 AM

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