Dream aquarium

This morning I woke with the distinct sensation that everything in my life up until I woke was filled with sleep, that sleep is like a flood, a chemical dispensation, a kind of gas or other atmospheric condition that so pervades our environment that it becomes a consistent, dependable reality. Sleep is the world and the waking state something else, an alternate reality we are left with once we awake, to make of what we will.

It was such a vivid clear sensation that it had to be true—sleep is the most natural human condition.

 Waking, I realized I was still in a dream and not at the aquarium in Draper, Utah. Photo by author.

Waking, I realized I was still in a dream and not at the aquarium in Draper, Utah. Photo by author.