I have a very irrational fear of many things. Butterflies, dead deer, driving in someone's blind spot. I also have a fear of turning off my cell phone. I won't do it. Not while I'm at work, not at night while I'm sleeping. What if someone dies? What if the sky is falling and I need to be warned? I realize I lived many years without a cell phone, and without being reachable 24 hours a day, but now that I am, I'm afraid to be unplugged.

But last night I turned it off. I held down that little power button with all my might and watched the Verizon logo fade into nothingness. And I will have you know it is now almost 9:30 a.m., and I still have not turned that thing back on. Not once.

And I don't care. It's magical. The sky did not fall and nobody died. And maybe I'll turn it on, but for now, I am enjoying the peace.