I had a little lucid dream this morning, the first in some time. In the dream I went out to my car and found the hood opened up and the engine missing. This kind of thing is rather more common in my dreams than in reality, fortunately, and I recognized it as dream sign. I did the usual jump into the air and fly around thing. Nothing very special and I woke up pretty soon, but lucid dreams are always fun.
Speaking of dreams, the other morning I had the strongest, clearest sleep paralysis / hypnopompic illusion I’ve had in a long time. This is the sensation of waking up yet being paralyzed, accompanied by various dreamed sensations. People who don’t understand that this is just a weird dream state can be terrified by it (and think that they are being abducted by aliens/molested by demons), but I’ve had some lucid dreams and welcome weird dream phenomena as a gateway to lucid dreams. It was definitely a more intense experience than usual, and there was a moment of confusion and concern before I realized what it was, at which point I started hoping I could get some fun out of it, but as so often happens with these moments of lucidity, I woke up for real very soon.