The Dream of the Endless
We are asleep.
Our Life is a dream.
But we wake up sometimes,
just enough to know that we are dreaming.
You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream,
and that dream lies within another,
and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand.
The path that you are to take is endless,
and you will die before you have truly awakened.
One should say before sleeping:
I have lived many lives.
I have been a slave and a prince.
Many a beloved has sat upon my knee and I have sat upon the knees of many a beloved.