And then, because sometimes it must, the improbable happened, and I fell onto something like a leaf. Not knowing who else to thank, I said a prayer to Fortune and Chance.
It looked and felt like a leaf. Unlike a leaf, unlike a mushroom, it withstood my presence and did not give way. Instead, my fall slowed. Not enough to save my life, but enough to give me time to appreciate the fall.
I dared to look down for the first time.