Just this week I narrowly missed an accident when I failed to yield at the stop sign.
I was distracted. By the Kangaroo paws. They were in such riotous bloom -- deep red and velvety with a touch of yellow, glowing in the late afternoon sun. I couldn't take my eyes off of them.
A couple days later I had to hit the brakes too hard to avoid hitting the car in front of me.
Again, I was distracted. This young couple were walking up the sidewalk. They were holding hands and laughing. They just looked so happy I couldn't take my eyes off of them.
Then it was the moon. So fat and luminous floating just above the rooftops. I had to force myself to look away to keep my car on the road.
Who needs cell phones for distraction when we're surrounded by so much love and beauty?