Sleep is a theme I’ve chosen to include in as it’s such a wonderful source of rest and ease, and so many people don’t have enough either in quality or quantity.  Sleeping as much as you need to be in full form is therefore a privilege.  In this quotation, I like the idea that stones and water also relax and grow during the night and, of course, souls.

‘All things sleep, relax and grow during the night – even stones, water and souls.’


Source: Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation, trans. P.A. Bien (London: Faber and Faber, 1983), p. 311

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