Why, then, we are awake. Let’s follow him,
And by the way let us recount our dreams.
– William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 4, Scene 1. Demetrius says this after the Athenian lovers have extraordinary experiences while under the spell of the fairies. He suggests that they follow Duke Theseus back to the temple and talk about their dreams. The events that happened to them in the enchanted forest seem more like a dream than reality.