####&%\~:.                                          .:~\%&####
##&%~:....                                          ....:~%&##
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
&&$\::....                                          ....::\$&&
#&%%%%\~:.                                          .:~\%%%%&#
#&%~~.....                 ..%#%..                  .....~~%&#
##&%\\:...             .:\$########$\:.             ...:\\%&##
#$%%\~:...         ...::~$# DREAMS #$~::...         ...:~\%%$#
&%\~:.....             .:\$########$\:.             .....:~\%&
###&$%\~:.                 ..%#%..                  .:~\%$&###
&$$%\\::..                                          ..::\\%$$&
###&$%\~:.                   .:.                    .:~\%$&###
&$$%\\\~:.                .%&###&%.                 .:~\\\%$$&
###&$%\~:.                    .:.                   .:~\%$&###
&&&$%%\~:.                                          .:~\%%$&&&
##$\~::...         INTERNAL VISIONARY STATE         ...::~\$##
&&%~~:....                                          ....:~~%&&
#&$\\\::..            THE SPIRIT TRAVELS            ..::\\\$&#
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
##$%~.....             .:\$########$\:.             .....~%$##
#$$$%\~...                    .~.                   ...~\%$$$#
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.                  A COST                  .:~\%$&###
##$%~:....                (ANECDOTE)                ....:~%$##
#$\~......                                          ......~\$#
##&%\\:...                    ::                    ...:\\%&##
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
#&%\\\~... I  WAKE  SUDDENLY,   AND  FOR  A  SECOND ...~\\\%&#
###&$%\~:. EVERYTHING IS COMPLETELY CALM  AND  DEAD .:~\%$&###
&%~~...... SILENT.  IT'S  DARK,  AND  WARM,  AND  I ......~~%&
&$%%%\\~:. SLOWLY   START  TO   PIECE  TOGETHER  MY .:~\\%%%$&
###&$%\~:.        CONSCIOUSNESS AND MY BODY.        .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:. THEN  THE  FEAR   HITS  ME  AND  I  FEEL .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.    ACUTELY SICK. SOMETHING IS ~WRONG~.   .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
#&%%~~:...                    ..                    ...:~~%%&#
#$%\\\\~:.                                          .:~\\\\%$#
&$$\::.... THERE ARE CIRCLES AND  CROSSES INSCRIBED ....::\$$&
###&$%\~:. ALL OVER MY VISION,  PRESSING IN,  BEING .:~\%$&###
&&$\~~::.. ALMOST HOSTILE. I CAN FEEL  THEM SQUIRM, ..::~~\$&&
###&$%\~:.    THEIR INTERNAL LOGIC CHANGING AND     .:~\%$&###
&$\~~..... GRINDING TRENCHES IN MY MIND. IT'S  LIKE .....~~\$&
###&$%\~:. LANGUAGE, SENTENCES I  CAN'T HIDE  FROM, .:~\%$&###
####$%\~:. FORCEFULLY TRANSCRIBED  IN  MY MIND, AND .:~\%$####
##$$\\~~:.           DOING DAMAGE THERE.            .:~~\\$$##
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:. THEN  I REALIZE  I  CAN'T HEAR  ANYTHING .:~\%$&###
##&$\~::..      BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING THERE     ..::~\$&##
#&%\\\~~:.    ALREADY, DRONING EVERYTHING OUT, A    .:~~\\\%&#
#&$\\\~... RAPID  MELODY,  ALMOST  CAUSTIC  IN IT'S ...~\\\$&#
###&$%\~:.        PARTICULAR MICROTONALITY.         .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.                    ::                    .:~\%$&###
##&$%%\~:.                                          .:~\%%$&##
###&$%\~:. MY SURROUNDINGS ARE  ENTIRELY CALM. IT'S .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.             ALMOST MOCKING.              .:~\%$&###
&%~::.....                                          .....::~%&
#$%%%%\~:. I  FEEL HELPLESS,  BUT  I  MUST  TRY  TO .:~\%%%%$#
&%%~:..... ESCAPE. TO CRAWL  ON THE FLOOR SEARCHING .....:~%%&
###&$%\~:. RELIEF, SUCH IS MY NATURE.  TURNING  THE .:~\%$&###
&&$\~~~:..    LIGHTS ON DOES NOTHING... GETTING     ..:~~~\$&&
###&$%\~:.  OUTSIDE DOES NOTHING... DRINKING WATER  .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:. DOES  NOTING...  BUT  TIME  DOES - AFTER .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.     THIRTY SECONDS I'M NORMAL AGAIN,     .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:. DOUBTING ANYTHING  OF  THIS HAPPENED  IN .:~\%$&###
&%~~~:....             THE FIRST PLACE.             ....:~~~%&
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
&%\~~..... MY EYES ARE STILL TENSE  THOUGH, SCARED. .....~~\%&
##&&$%\~:. I    DON'T   KNOW    WHAT    TO    MAKE. .:~\%$&&##
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
&%~~~~....              BUT I'M TIRED.              ....~~~~%&
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
#&%\~~::..                    .                     ..::~~\%&#
###&$%\~:.                 ::~\~::                  .:~\%$&###
##&&$%\~:.                    .                     .:~\%$&&##
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:. THIS  CAN HAPPEN IF YOU WANDER TOO  FAR, .:~\%$&###
&&%~:..... I  GUESS?  I  SHOULDN'T  BE SO  RECKLESS .....:~%&&
###&$%\~:.              WHEN DREAMING?              .:~\%$&###
##$%%\\~:. I  IMAGINE A  PRICK ON THE  NOSE, THAT'S .:~\\%%$##
###&$%\~:. WHAT THESE ARE.  LIKE YOU DO  WITH A CAT .:~\%$&###
##$\::.... WHO COMES TO  CLOSE  TO YOUR SANDWICH... ....::\$##
&%%~......                                          ......~%%&
&&&$$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$$&&&
#&&&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&&&#
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###
###&$%\~:.                                          .:~\%$&###