When I Awake -Part 1-
"When I awake, all is dark and silent. There is no movement, and as such the only indication of consciousness is the disturbing lack of vivid sensation that accompanies my dreams. The darkness envelops my mind and the silence is so profound that the soft beating of my heart seems to echo in the close boundaries of perception. I can feel what seems to me to be a body, but how is it that I can know such things? I wriggle what I think are my toes, but aside from my thoughts, how do I know that said toes even exist? I sit up and touch them just to be sure.
Upon establishing the fact within my mind that I indeed have a body I try to make some sense of my surroundings. Once again, the silence and darkness encroach upon my mind. Where am I?. I hear a faint pounding sound in the silence, and though it is barely a noise, I strain my senses so that it quickly seems immensely loud. Oh no, it's just my heart again. Why, all of a sudden, can I hear my heart? Never once before can I r