The encounter with a group of gnomes in a forest symbolizes the search for very different values and principles than those conforming your current reality. At this time, you are pursuing a utopia. The latter could be materialized if you are willing to get carried away by imagination.
Gallery of dreams
One of the reasons why people always get involved in road accidents is that, they are tired while driving, or that they lack sleep. Many people do not realize that their performance can be highly affected by having not enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can affect reaction as well as decision making, not to mention that it could make a person unable to drive well. It goes the same with drunk driving.
Reading in dream
Sometimes you will not be able to differentiate lucid dream. If you want to be sure, try reading a simple sentence, if you are able to read then you are in wakeful stage if not you are in lucid dreaming. Studies show that you cannot read while dreaming or you will not find the repeated sentences one more time.