Sleep is a double edged sword, isn’t it luv?
Dreams don’t care which memories they drag up.
Sleep can be an escape, unless it brings nightmares…
This quote reminds me of a conversation I had long ago, with a very pretty friend of mine.
Death, so call’d, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is pass’d in sleep…”
From Don Juan, by George Gordon Byron.
“[But] in that sleep of death what dreams may come, when we have shuffled off that mortal coil, MUST GIVE US PAUSE. […] Thus does conscious make cowards of us all.”
From Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
I wish I remembered the context for that conversation. I guess it was something deep, but my 14 year old brain was probably too distracted by how pretty he was to remember. At any rate, this quote [and my shakespearian retort] stuck with me. Of course, my response was not nearly as complete as it is here, but that’s beside the point.
Sleep is a double-edged sword.