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.