First chapter of the Cycle de l'Invisible. Every night, Simon has a recurring dream to which a mysterious woman will give him the key: he dreams that he is the reincarnation of Milarepa's uncle, the famous eleventh-century Tibetan hermit who bore his nephew an implacable hatred. In order to escape from these endless cycles of reincarnation, Simon must tell the story of both Milarepa and his uncle, identifying himself with them to the point where his identity merges with theirs. But where do dreams begin and reality end? In this play, which is both soliloquy and fairy-tale in the spirit of Tibetan Buddhism, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt reflects on one of his favourite philosophical themes: does reality exist beyond what we perceive?