Is This You in the Morning?

“When you wake up, you have this gift of a blank brain. You could fill it with anything. But for most of us, we have this kind of panic. Instead of wondering what should I do, we wonder what did I miss. It’s almost like our unconsciousness is a kind of failure and we can’t believe we’ve been offline for eight hours.”

- Michael Harris "The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection" (quoted in this excellent article)