‘I Am Asleep!’

 

We shall have a surfeit of examples on how the Two-ness Template has its play. But we start with two illustrations on how the Template allows you to wallow in presumption. Especially when it is untethered from the contextual Subject.

The distinction of ‘Awake’ and ‘Asleep’ is always and only made in a wakeful state. If you can say: ‘I am asleep!’, that’s convincing evidence that you are awake.

The contextual Subject is the ground I am standing on, in this illustration the state of being awake when I talk about last nights dream.

I tell you about my dream when, and only when, both of us are awake. We know nothing about ‘Dream’ and ‘Sleep’ except as very wakeful ideas.

None of this hair-splitting lessens the veracity of my pronouncement today that I slept like a baby last night.

 


As for Sleep and Dream Research, Doctors reassuringly measure sleep-meters only when they are awake, thank you. Just note the necessary link between contextual Subject and conceptual divide.