Over much of my life, I have seen - in waking dreams and dreams that awaken - an ancient man whose eyes are closed in meditation. He is of the East, but of the Near East rather than the Far East. He is not a yogi, or a lama. He may be a priest-king.
I know he is dreaming my life. I wonder what will happen if he opens his eyes.
Then I realize that, as I look at him, my eyes are also closed.
Odilon Redon, "The Silver Tiara" (1911)