I'm exactly the same way!! Yeaa: someone who knows what it's like.
I have been that way since I can remember.
I have very vivid dreams too. I like paying attention to my dreams. Often, important things I need to know will come to me in my dreams. It could be as simple as I am the type of person who finds it easier to 'think' in symbols and dreams.
I have been called all kinds of words (nuts, superstitious, 'living in make-believe'. Pshaww, I say!!
My dad was great when it came to this aspect of my personality: he got me into art.
My mom thought I was 'impractical' and told me 'stop wasting your time on things that aren't there'.
Cool thread, Endy.
BTW: loved the movie Pi.