When I turned 28 this summer, I decided that I would make a hobby of exploring lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is the act of “waking up” within your own dreams. While I have not yet become lucid, I have had other profound experiences. Sleep no longer feels like wasted time, but more like a mystical practice and a source of great pleasure. I am remembering my dreams more clearly, and finding them more meaningful. Instead of half my life being an unconscious blackness, I now see life as divided between the waking world of the sun and the dreaming world of the moon, and both are full of activity, both are engaging, both are wonderful.