Chatting with a friend about a mutual accquaintenance ("dangerous-tree man"), and how it must be a living hell to not feel the benefits and ease of knowing that we are safe.
Of how we can't not be 'plugged in', and how we can't not be getting the signals of impending events.
My friend then inquired why I accidently cut through the power cord of a circular saw that I was using to cut some timber.
Wasn't I plugged in? Why then the accident?
Well, accidents reflects us. They echo our lack of focus (which was noticeably the case in cutting a live power cord with a metal disc). And they reflect our 'agendas' and fears -- it was only a few days earlier I had pondered the consequences of cutting through a live 240V power cord with such a device. Well, now I know -- I didn't get a shock, presumably because the earth was the first to be touched, saving me any electrical shock.
Accidents aren't accidents, in real terms -- they're 'calls to focus' and calls to reflect on our ponderings and agendas.