Your brain works like a dishwasher when you sleep, cleaning out the dirty information and tidying up the important stuff.
But the mind also creates a theater inside your head. Dreams emerge from unrestricted consciousness. They remind us that the rational imagination can be soo sober.
Writes Emil Cioran in The Temptation to Exist:
‘Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.’Emil Cioran