I enjoy lucid dreams very much when I have them. Sometimes in a lucid dream, I take on the role of a director. Some scene or interaction will be unfolding in a dream and I say “stop. Do this instead” to the characters in the dream, including myself. So I have a duel role in these dreams: as one of the actors and as the heard but not seen director, watching the scene from the wings…


Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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