What is Contretemps? It can be defined as unexpected, off beat, stepping back into the past. It originates from a French fencing term (1675-85), meaning a counter time thrust intended to surprise the opponent.
One may see contretemps as being outside of time, an opposition to the concept of linear time, and existing in another realm where mind and being are preternaturally revealed; somewhere between the mundane and the sublime. Bienvenue. Welcome.