A Bedtime Story
Lay still, Steven, and I'll tell you a bedtime story. I'll tell you a bedtime story
that's not for all children. It's a very special story, that only special children
will understand. It's a half aware story, and it will be better if you close your eyes.
It's a story that takes place in a dream, like other nightmares you have known. It's a
dream that Alice has dreamed. You can dream along with him. You can follow Alice down the
staircase, deep, down the stairs to the pit where he doesn't want to go, but he has to.
If you go to sleep now, Steven, you can go down the long and endless staircase and sing sweet
song to Alice and free him. And if you can't get to sleep, Steven and the middle of night
you get out of bed, when everything is quiet and the trees are still and the birds are hiding from
the dark, you can lay down on your bedroom floor and press your ear tightly to the boards.
If you listen very carefully you can hear Alice searching for a way out, forever chasing rainbows.
Sleep tight, Steven. And have a good night.