I exist only in this dreamworld

Response 1.3 (detail)

Chuang Tze:
“I dreamed I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither. I was conscious only of following my fancies as a butterfly, and was unconscious of my individuality as a man. Suddenly I awoke and there I lay myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.”

Kuang-ming Wu (in Sharman Apt Russell: An Obsession With Butterflies):
“Characterizing ‘life and knowledge as a dream is not to denigrate its reality.’ Dream does not imply delusion but a ‘radical interchange among separate identities.'”


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