Incidental Reality

A Perspective on Resident to Resident Violence

Many of us have experienced dream states in which the events of our dream flowed
together in ways that did not make sense. Imagine yourself in this dreamscape:

You are walking down the hallway. You look into the bedroom. You see your spouse
lying in bed. It will feel so nice for you to curl up with your lover. You’re missing that
intimacy. You decide to climb into bed with them. You raise the covers to slip in
underneath. You notice their eyes fly open. Their panic floods you with fear and shock.
They swing violently at you. Adrenalin and anger course through you. They scratch at
you. It stings. You beat them back, and you get out…

What happened in this scenario?
Was there intent to harm?
Why was there conflict?

Consider if the scenario wasn’t a dream, but instead, a first-person account of someone
with a dying brain making mistakes as they interpret the world around them.

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