It’s been awhile since I’ve honed in on an honest paradox (by my estimation.) It’s been awhile since I’ve fixed such an observation back to the Folk Soul of our ancestors and how (we think) they would have dealt with such a thing. So I’ll talk about sleep.
I’ve come to think of sleep as the little death. I know the French have used the term to refer to something a little spicier, but there you have it. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, death has been referred to as the “Great Sleep.” At any rate. Historically, our cultures and our religions have dealt unevenly with the question of sleep. But, as always, it is helpful to filter history through a personal lens as no real and true universality and uniformity can ever coexist in a world with diversity and stratification.
I have always had a troubled relationship with sleep. The…
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