Adam Asleep 400
By ice rivers
I’ll tell you about Learning!
You’re asleep in a dark room. It’s nighttime. You’re having a dream that is nowhere near lucid. The dream is not exactly a nightmare but is a mildly troubling residue of the events of the last week mixed in with the debris of your subconscious interpretation of life up to this point including the nebulous memories of long dead descendants in their lifelong struggle to get whatever they wanted in the darkness of their own dreams which in your dream seems like night.
Suddenly, someone enters your real time bedroom and turns on the overhead light.
In the dream, the overhead light suddenly becomes the sun and the dream takes a turn into the lucid at which time you conclude in your dream that this whole thing might be a dream and you decide to open your eyes and find out.
When you open your eyes, the sun in the dream slowly becomes the overhead light in the room. The darkness of the dream has become the light within the waking, real time room. A few seconds go by as you become accustomed to the light, which has driven the darkness out of the room. Everything in the room comes out of shadow and bids for attention and identification.
You realize that you had been asleep.
Now you are awake.
You are re-learning the difference between waking and sleeping.
With each second, your surrounding comes into clearer and clearer focus.
You realize you are once again learning how to learn. You need to improve, so you want to keep learning, which means you want to keep living.
Unlike Adam, whom we know fell asleep in the Garden of Eden after tasting knowledge. He had probably never slept before, as he had no need to wake up and improve.
It is never written that Adam ever woke up.