This was a long lucid dream and had two interesting dream characters to have encountered. As I have said in previous lucid dreams meeting a celebrity is mainly due to the fact I merely recognize them so engage their dream characters because they are relatable to someone I know from the waking world.
In this dream, I was on a street where I saw Neil deGrasse Tyson so decided to walk over and talk with him. I introduce myself and tell him my name. He’s nice, and we shake hands. I say to him that as an Astro-physicist he should explore the inner-cosmos as passionately as he does the outer one. He’s a bit confused to that statement.
I explain, “Dreams are an amazing part of our reality, they are fun to explore.” And he looks at me like I am crazy so I press on. “For example, this dream. You should realize it’s a dream and explore it.”
He laughs and tells me it’s not a dream, it’s reality. I laugh in return. “How do you know it’s not a dream?”. He looks around, the rich details of the dream rendering out as vividly as waking life.
“Reality is not a dream.” He tells me.
“But this isn’t reality, this is a dream.” I reply.
He looks confused again. “Have you been smoking weed?” he replies. “Why would you smoke weed?”
I laugh. “No, I am just conscious in this dream, so I know it’s a dream. “
“Don’t smoke weed, it isn’t good for you. Why would you do that?” he asks again.
“If I smoked weed, I wouldn’t realize this was a dream. But I assure you, this isn’t reality. It is the dream world.” I reply.
“But it can’t be a dream, it’s real.” He tells me.
I laugh and kind of go Morpheus in the matrix. “But what is real? Just because the dream appears real doesn’t make it any less a dream. “
He looks at me thinking about it. “If this is a dream, then that’s a remarkable discovery. You need to tell people this. You are on to something here.”
I laugh, “I did just tell someone. You.”
He shakes his head bewildered and leaves. I don’t pursue and let him go. I walk to a party where people are smoking weed. There is all this great food on a counter, and I notice Gordon Ramsey is there. I wasn’t done telling dream characters about the current run-time dream and decided to have a nice dream discussion with his dream character.
Like with Neil, I introduce myself to him and tell him that I ate at his Burger restaurant in Vegas. He liked hearing that and asked me what I thought. “It was great, I really enjoyed the food.” Then I ask him, “How are you enjoying the dream?”
“What dream?” he asks.
“This dream,” I reply.
He laughs and says, “Fuck off, it’s not a dream.” Then turns to walk away.
I put my arm around his shoulder and ask him, “How do you know it’s not a dream? “
“So you are telling me this is a dream? Bloody hell. How do you know?” he asks.
“I usually always know when I am dreaming.” And we walk to a patio and look at this city with animated billboards, it’s quite riveting and beautiful.
“Look at that billboard,” I tell him, and I start to warp the images and make the people distort. “See, I just warped the people because it’s a dream, very easy to do.”
He gets excited and amazed, “Jesus if this is a dream, it’s amazing. “ he tells me.
“I know, they dreams are amazing. Just focus on it and look at how beautiful dreams are.” I tell him.
He becomes a younger version of himself filled with enthusiasm and curiosity. We go back into the party, and he asks me how long I’ve been doing this (dreaming).
“As often as I can. I can eat what I want, drink what I want and do what I want with zero consequences.” I tell him, “I’m literally living the dream.”
We start to mingle with other party guests, and I decide to let them on that it was a dream also. Gordon goes and sits on a couch. I choose to dig into some of the food and drink, which was all very tasty. Some of the guests are passing a joint and offer me a hit. It’s a dream so why not. I puff away, but it doesn’t have any effect.
It goes on for quite some time, I just chill and have fun hanging out partying having my fill of great food and drink. Then wake up. Gotta love living a second life in this wonderful world of dreams. They really are meant to be conscious in. Such a higher quality experience when you are fully awake in these night-time adventures.