The body cycles through several different stages of sleep, and cycles several times a night from the lightest, first stages of sleep to deep REM sleep when it doesn’t quite reach that first stage of sleep. A documentary I watched recently discussed how dreams had during non REM sleep are typically dealing with somewhat mundane, recent events in life and are pathways in which your brain is...
The Sixth Bourough
I cannot get these words out of my head. I sat and cried behind my sunglasses today reading the last few pages. YES and NO. I sat and watched a couple hundred cars drive by and wondered where all of them were going. I am Oskar Schell. I cannot stop inventing. It takes the average person seven minutes to fall asleep. I learned this from a person who is a figment of my imagination, and...
The Invisible Pyramid
Only so can knowledge be made sufficiently cumulative to challenge the stars. Our brothers of the forest have not lived in the world we have entered. They do not possess the tiny figures by which the dead can be made to speak from those great cemeteries of thought known as libraries. Man’s first giant step for mankind was not through space. Instead it lay through time. Once more in the words...
There are words, pressed in embossing tape, all over this city. I placed them everywhere I associate with you. I walked this town chronologically, from that first winter night, to that last summer morning, putting them, with care, in places just beyond eyesight. Move an inch this way or that and you’ll see them, like I wished you would have moved an inch just to see me the way you did when...
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