Dreamerfly, and other stories

(in progress)

昔者庄周梦为蝴蝶,栩栩然蝴蝶也,自喻适志与,不知周也。
俄然觉,则戚戚然周也。不知周之梦为蝴蝶与,蝴蝶之梦为周与?
周与蝴蝶则必有分矣。此之谓物化。

Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessary a distinction.
The transition is called the transformation of material things.