“Attempts to wake before our time are often punished, especially by those who love us most. Because they, bless them, are asleep. They think anyone who wakes up, or who, still asleep, realizes that what is taken to be real is a ‘dream’ is going crazy.” ― R.D. LaingR.D. Laing, who comforted me so much in my psychedelic teens and early 20s, reassures me once again by suggesting the possibility that even those of us who are still asleep can nonetheless recognize that what is taken to be real is actually like a dream.