For example today at 15:05 I was hanging the washing out when I had the strangest urge to ring D, he just all of a sudden popped into my mind and I couldn't get him out again. So when I got back inside I tried to continue my work but kept feeling like I should call D or something. At any rate I decided I didn't have anything to say to him other than "Hi" so I should just let him work in peace and get back to work myself.
At 15:12 D rang me. Just to say hi and to tell me he's feeling poorly, but I couldn't help but wonder if;
a) D had been thinking "I'll ring Holly when I get back upstairs to my office" and that the feeling filtered though the ether to me so I began to feel like I should be speaking to D myself.
b) Maybe I popped into his head as he had mine (randomly) so he decided to call me
c) Maybe at 3pm we both have been apart for "so long" we want to talk
I find it odd. Now it does sound like a one-off but over the years we've had a startling knowledge of when the other needs help. When we were dating D left my house at midnight and biked home, about 5 minutes later I got this horrible feeling he needed me, I rang him to find he'd just been in an attempted mugging and then the guys had then chased him in their car as he peddled furiously home. There are several varieties of events but I won't bore you with them.
Now D and I are both interested in the science of the mind, and after one too many
Let's just say we have trialled many fun experiments to see if that is the case.
One of which involves holding the word, image, number or shape of something in your mind and letting the other say what it is - and we don't narrow down the options to make it easy as long as it's real it can be used.
We have discovered that D is better at sending an image and I am better and sending the word itself. And while it doesn't work every time (the longer we test the less we get it right) and it does make both our heads hurt a lot if we do it too long, our success rate is quite shocking.
So ends the crazed ramblings of myself after what has felt like a very surreal and crazed weekend. Thoughts are welcome, but please leave all strait-jackets by the door.