WHERE DOES IT BEGIN, the turn away from risk and adventure that so many of us make? That has us cleave to ease, routine, disguise, conformity? If the events which wake us are often shocking and singular, what leads to a sleep of soul and possibility is harder to trace. We have to go back through all the stories told to us (or by us) about the world and its workings: that bramble thicket in which we lost our will, our way.ThE CURE FOR SLEEP (W&N: Feb 2022)
This month’s advance extract from The Cure for Sleep over on my Substack considers the first stories we are told about the world and its workings. I’d love for you to subscribe if you haven’t already, and join the conversations that are happening around the book. Each month, I hope you will share there your own response to the latest theme in the comments section – I’ll then invite one subscriber to write a short essay for The Cure for Sleep book site or create a digest of everyone’s responses there.