It's not like I never envisioned this happening.
It's not like I don't, even now, see this coming at me like a speeding car on a late-night road, while I stand frozen. A deer in the headlights, as they say. So transfixed by the pretty lights that I wouldn't be able to turn away even if I wanted to do so.
And I most certainly do not want to turn away. Despite advice from Everyone On Earth.
See, the last time, the last time this happened, I was struck from behind. Unawares. Completely blindsided.
That really sucked, by the way.
The lights are so pretty. I think I'll enjoy them for a while longer. For as long as I can. Until it's too late.