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##':~=§%@&                                          &@%§=~:'##
###':~=§%@                  ==¤¤==                  @%§=~:'###
%###':~=§%               ::: 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. ##&@%§=~:'
#':~=§%@&#                                          #&@%§=~:'#
##':~=§%@&                                          &@%§=~:'##
###':~=§%@                                          @%§=~:'###
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