SLEEP               
                                    
                                          
 SLEEP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL  OF THE 
 DAY.  SLEEP  IS  SAYING  GOODBYE  FOR  A 
 WHILE. IF YOU CAN DREAM,  YOU  ALSO  GET 
 TO  VISIT  FRIENDS  AND  OTHER  ANIMALS. 
                                          
                                    
                                          
 DEEPER  THAN  DEATH IS  TO  BE ALIVE AND 
 ASLEEP. IT IS DEATH IF IT WAS  TEMPORARY 
             AND REJUVENATING.            
                                          
                                    
                                          
 SLEEP  IS  A  BLACK  MARBLE  OUTSIDE  OF 
 WHICH  THERE IS NOTHING.  INSIDE  IS ALL 
 THE   STARS   AND  IN   THE   MIDDLE   A 
 BLACK LAKE.  AT  THE  FOOT OF  THIS LAKE 
          STANDS AN OLD FRIEND.           
                                          
                                    
                                          
 WHEN YOU  SLEEP ALL  SOUND IS  INTERNAL. 
 WHEN  YOU  SLEEP  YOUR   BRAIN  SHRINKS. 
                                          
                                    
                                          
 IF YOU WISH TO MEASURE SLEEP,  USE THESE 
    FOUR QUANTIFIERS:: GRIP, DEEPNESS,    
    OTHERWORLDINESS AND REVITALIZATION.   
                                          
 GRIP GOES FROM  NOT BEING ABLE TO LET GO 
 ALL   DAY  (LEFT)   TO  NOT  CARING   TO 
            REMEMBER (RIGHT).             
                                          
     DEEPNESS GOES FROM BEING SEVERAL     
 HUNDRED  METERS  DOWN  (LEFT) TO  BARELY 
       TOUCHING THE SURFACE (RIGHT).      
                                          
    OTHERWORLDLINESS GOES FROM A SINGLE   
  COHERENT DREAMSCAPE (LEFT), VIA NORMAL  
 DREAM  AMOUNTS  (MIDDLE)  TO  NO  DREAMS 
                 (RIGHT).                 
                                          
 REVITALIZATION GOES  FROM A  FEELING  OF 
 NOT HAVING SLEPT  AT ALL (LEFT) TO BEING 
 FULL  OF   ENERGY  AND  MAYBE   OPTIMISM 
                 (RIGHT).                 
                                          
                                        
                                          
 HIGH OTHERWORLDLINESS AND  HIGH GRIP  IS 
     A PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE COMBO.      
                                          
                                    
              SEE ALSO              
                                    
                                          
              SLEEP DEITIES               
              THE BLACKBIRD               
                 SOLIPSISM                
                                          
                                    
             FURTHERMORE            
                                    
                                          
 THIS  IS STILL  A  PLACE:  HERE, IN  THE 
 SILENCE,  DARKNESS   AND  NIGHT   -  AND 
 LONELINESS, HOLDING  A KIND OF  DILUTION 
 OF   REALITY,  AND   SUDDENLY  IT'S  NOT 
 IMPORTANT  THAT  I LIE  IN  MY  BED, THE 
 LACK  OF   PRESENCE  BRINGS  THE  NOTION 
 THAT,  IF  I  DO  NOT  CHOOSE  SLEEP,  I 
   CHOOSE PAST, FUTURE, SOMETHING WITH    
 MORE  SUBSTANCE  THAN  THE   OBJECTS   I 
           SURROUND MYSELF WITH.