Muse #535 - of the zombie kind
Last night, way past midnight my wife woke me up to help her with her migraine with a request to get her some medicines and a microwaved gel bag to assist with her pain. Unfortunately for her, I am a very deep sleeper with challenges to be woken up quickly. It took me more than ten minutes to be awake and respond to her needs, which I eventually did.
Which brings me to sleep. Sleep is like little death with a loss of elements of consciousness. Even more, it is interesting to know the fact that certain stages or elements of sleep are closer to paralysis. Such is the design of our human body. There are some underlying components that are still in action in keeping us going.
In a similar vein, there are also situations when I have a total lack of consciousness. I have had several investigations like colonoscopies, investigation of my stomach, and angioplasty. Plus of course my quadruple bypass surgery. Each time I was put down by the usage of anesthesia there is a total blockage of consciousness, unlike and different from the nightly sleep process.
These are all little deaths of consciousness happening throughout over lives, though we do not look at them that way.