The construct for the bizarro life that you can live while you're asleep. And, even if you die in your WEIRD DREAM you can usually still wake up normal, but always curious about what really happened.
OLD BLIND GUY: "You have skillfully snatched the pebble, Grasshoppa. Enter, that you may know the way."
YOU: "But, Master ... the journey is long and the day late ... and, yet the mountain is only as high as the valley is low. Shall I follow my shadow as my conscience?"
OBG: "You have answered well, Young Dragon. And I say follow your dream to overcome your nightmare. Now, <fingers snap> SLEEP!"
YOU: "This WEIRD DREAM is quite strange. I uhhh, I thought I was already asleep."