The vibrancy of my surroundings varies throughout my life. Sporadically, I’m struck by the potency of the world around me. My autopilot malfunctions and I’m hurled into the driver’s seat. It’s as if I’m seeing for the first time. Edges are sharper; colors are brighter. The monotony of daily life is shattered. Avoiding the wreckage is impossible. My body is forced to come to a halt and acknowledge this random wave of consciousness. Crawling out of my own head is always the most shocking part of this split second experience. I never realize how much I don’t notice until I’m hopelessly hanging onto every detail. And as quickly as I was thrown from my mind, I’m sucked back into the vacuum of my thoughts until next time.