I love to lucid dream. When I was a teenager, I spent a long time researching and practicing to get full control over my dreams, and also have lots of them each night. At first I did to have a place, even if it was only inside my mind, where I could be a woman. That was my main focus in dreams until I started transition, when I explored more options, like flying, creating full new worlds, or making an orchestra play a song I was thinking about in real time.
About the time I started transition, I had a weird dream where a girl knocked on the door of my room. She only said "hi" and shook my hand with a big smile, and then the dream ended. It felt odd though, that this girl, even if she looked like no one I had seen before, seemed very familiar. I was curious, so I decided to look for her in later dreams, where I learned about her name, Tresenella (a name so great I didn't change it for the comic version of herself, and also the one I've borrowed as my internet name everywhere). She's been my dream friend since then, we've had lots of interesting conversations and we've shared fantastic adventures together. Now she is a big part of my life, not only because she's a great oneiric companion, but also because she's a window to my unconscious mind, a way to talk to my inner self. And also because she's chaotic and sarcastic and funny as hell.
Can I just say that, even though I've looked it up before, I *still* had to look up the word "oneiric" and that you are so honking smart?
I'm really glad Tress continues to be such a big part of your life. I'm really grateful you have her.