cordoba, spain

Surreal [ suh-ree-uh l, -reel ]

adjective

1. having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream;

When I was a child and could not fall asleep on my own, I’d close my eyes and use the pads of my fingertips to push down on my lids. In that darkness, I’d see the vestiges of storm clouds filling the back of my head, and, if I could tolerate the dull ache of pressure, these…