I had a stress dream about shopping for food. My (dead) sister showed up a couple of times. Usually seeing her ejects me from dreams. This time the dream continued. I was confused and thought, “This must be a dream but I’m not waking up. Is this real?”
What can you do when faced with the possibility that reality is a dream but you can’t wake up? I accepted it as reality and lived in it.
But then I did wake up. The dream hadn’t lasted too much longer but I was ready to accept it.
How can I be sure this world isn’t another dream? I can’t.
But until I wake up again I have to accept it as real.
Worlds within worlds. Each as real as the previous. Each a dream in the next.