My lord, I shall reply amazèdly,
Half sleep, half waking. But as yet, I swear,
I cannot truly say how I came here.
– William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 4, Scene 1. The lines between reality and illusion are blurred for the Athenian couples when they wake up in the wood after the previous night’s strange events. A confused Lysander responds to Theseus’ question of how he came to be on the ground sleeping near his arch enemy Demetrius. He admits to being baffled and feels that he is half asleep, half awake.