say everybody does... but only on occasion do I remember them when I
wake and it amazes me how fast they crumble away.
My dreams seem very colorful but silent. I seem to save the noise for
annoying daytime earworms.
Repeating dreams? Yes! I dream about school - usually high school and
tests I'm not prepared for or classrooms I can't locate (anxiety
dreams). Filthy bathrooms (finally figured out those are "Wake up and
go!" signals). Volcanos and tornados (urprisingly those are somewhat
pleasant). Misplacing a child.
It may not exactly be controlling a dream but the last scary dream I
had I reminded myself it was a dream and relaxed. Have done that a
few times. Situations that might be thought frightening don't seem to
be, viz the tornados and volcanos above.
I dream about familiar places more than people. Schools, houses from
my past. They seem convenient backdrops for action. The people I know
in my dreams seldom look like they do in real life. I just know who
they are when I'm remembering the dream.
The aspect I find most interesting about my dreams is how I often
play several characters at the same time - and can observe a person
in the dream and know it is me while I watch from outside of me. The
cheerfully disjointed logic is often entertaining.
(Thanks to all the folks who have shared their thoughts on the subject.)