Sometimes people show up in my dreams who I don't necessarily think about every day. These are not always actual people, occasionally they are fictional. For instance, I have had dreams where Jimmy keeps on complaining about only getting the one take of this song:
It's a B-side, so no big deal, but he's kind of hard to reason with.
My brother shows up in my dreams fairly often, which is odd because he died in December 1998. Sometimes he is the same age he was then. Sometimes he is bald and wrinkled, which would seem to indicate he managed to age faster than me. At any rate, he's not exactly on my mind daily, except for maybe in my subconscious.
Other folks who make recurring cameos: random teachers from junior high and high school, musicians, Tom Glavine, Jesse Owens, and that crooked cop from Casablanca.