THE REAL SCIENCE BEHIND:
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
“And then there are even cooler places where we are trapped in the spaces in the rock,” Sam says.
“Ugh. That sounds horrible,” I think, claustrophobic just thinking of it.
“No. Not at all,” Sam says. “It’s like being in your own house, in your own bed, the comfort of that moment when you are half asleep and half awake. I have felt that in you. It is like being held in the arms of the earth, still and yet still slowly dancing.”
He makes it sound beautiful. I slowly rearrange my mind to include being trapped in the interstitial spaces of semi-molten igneous rock as comforting and homey. It’s hard to do, but somehow not impossible.
~An excerpt from Sleep of Reason
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Margaret Riley is a wordsmith, slow-kayaker, slow-skiier, photographer of strange realities, and a deep believer in the magic of story time.