I went through my old dream journal for 2010 tonight, to count the monthly frequency of lucid dreams. It hit me how some dreams from the earliest months felt like they were years old, while dreams from october to the end felt very recent.
I looked closer, and noticed two points where the sense of distance in time changed abruptly: may and october. Everything before may feels really old, the dreams could just as well have been from 2005.
When I think about it, important things changed in my real life both in may and in october. October, when I got some really old news, also had a record peak of lucid dreams!
To you who re-read your dreams, how long does it take before the dreams seem old and distant? Does real life events also divide the memory of dreams into ‘before’ and ‘after’?