We are constantly bombarded by distractions. Sometimes it can feel like before even a brief thought reaches a conclusion, the incessant pleas for attention from your phone- from the ads thrust upon you, from pop culture, from a 24-hour news cycle and on and on and on. With the loss this week of beloved people like Lemmy, David Bowie and now Alan Rickman- the time frame to mourn these people gets smaller and smaller before the next thing captures our collective attention. I struggle to focus on moments, on ideas, on important events and linger within them. I try to give people my full attention when speaking to them- and it's a challenge. It's not just the natural progression of time- it's that there are just so many things vying for our attention and when everything dictates that it is important- nothing is important. I'm not sure where I'm going with this... and maybe that's because I've become distracted by about ten other things. Ugh. I guess I have some work to do.