I think television is a waste of time. My 90 year-old mother, who lives with us, likes to watch it and she likes to have some company when she does. So I was in the family room enjoying a movie with her when one of my daughters came in to tell me my wife was hurt. It took a moment to register, then I began asking questions as I rose out of the couch and followed her out of the room. I arrived at our patio to find my wife laying on the concrete crying in pain. She had apparently tripped while coming down the steps and planted her face into the cement. One look at the blood and bruising around her left eye and forehead told me we would be headed to the emergency room at the local hospital. It was hard to listen to my wife as she moaned in pain during the 15 to 20 minute drive to find a doctor. How could this happen? She was just in the yard doing a spring time tuneup of our sprinkler system. I was reminded of a flight into Mexico City many years ago. I was at the controls of a Boeing 757. We had just begun the initial approach into the airport when things changed. While, due to the mountains around the city, the approach can be challenging, the weather was good and the stars were out. Without warning the electronic screens that project the instruments went blank. Our heart rates went up as adrenaline pumped throughout our bodies. Then just as fast as our flight instrument disappeared, they came back and we made an uneventful landing. They were blacked out for seconds, but it seemed like forever. After a CT scan the doctor told my wife she was fine. Neither her eye socket nor her forehead was fractured and soon we were on our way home. Although she was not able to sleep as well as she liked, she was up this morning working around the house no worse for wear. We never know when our lives will change due to circumstances beyond our control or just a moment of inattention. Live life to the fullest, and don't forget to take a photo once in a while for your posterity. And while you are at it print those photographs so they will be there for the future, because you never know when something will change in a moment's time.