Falling On the Wagon

The term falling off the wagon usually refers to someone breaking a habit. It’s pretty apt in the way that it seems very intuitive that one can fall off a moving wagon if they simply lose their footing and get jostled by the natural bumpiness of the roads that a wagon would be travelling upon.

Falling on the wagon is probably much less common, as I’d imagine it takes a lot of effort to run alongside a wagon, sync your speed with the moving vehicle, and then pull yourself up and onto the wagon while it’s moving.

Even if the wagon is stationary, we’re fighting gravity to jump back on the wagon, thus, the energy requirement.

But what if we reframed this? 

What if falling back on the wagon was easy? Perhaps if you were on a roof and dropped down into a wagon filled with hay? Maybe you were on the bed of a truck passing by a small wagon and you tripped and fell onto the wagon? 

Regardless, it’s been a while since I last wrote, and I’m finding that falling back onto the wagon is as easy as falling off if I don’t focus on how difficult starting a practice again is. 

Curious how that works.

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