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If the great walrus is to be copied it could be highly appreciated as an art, and also for more reasons than those that appear important at first.

Good art can be the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail - for there's the adamant way of scribbling "Kilroy was here" on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion one must someday pass over. [*William Faulkner with Theodore Dreiser]

Being severely busy or short of time is indeed a reflection of guiding ideas, priorities, plans, devices, and outfits that were not really good enough to usher in a life of ease.

Some Words

There are always as many nights as days in the year's course. A happy life can't be without nightly sleep and sound rest, after all. [Cf. Carl G. Jung and the literature list supplied below]

A Zen Tale

Gautama Buddha was once sitting under a tree with his pupils gathered around, hoping he would make a speech. Buddha calmly leaned over and picked a flower. He lifted it to his face and turned it around smoothly for a while.

The pupils were confused. They murmured and questioned each other what was meant by that. Only one of them kept smiling.

Buddha noticed that, and told him: "The method of contemplation (dhyana) that I teach, is to see things as they are: Treat the things with inborn happiness, seeing your original face* clearly. That way of righteous deals (dharma) transcends language and the rational beginnings. The logical thought of the narrow mind cannot be used to get the understanding; only with the sensibility of the mind one is normally unaware of, one can reach truth."

* The original face is the mind's essence. Enlightenment is called seeing the original face.


Quips, Sayings and Outlooks, Literature  

Epstein, Lawrence, and Steven Mardon. The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Contemporary, 2007.

Green, Wendy. 50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Insomnia. Paperback. Chichester: Summersdale, 2009.

Horne, Jim. Sleepfaring: A Journey through the Science of Sleep. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Luce, Gay, og Julius Segal. Søvn (Sleep). Oslo: Gyldendal, 1968.

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