"As I was descending the stairs of the garage, on my way to work this morning, I passed by a woman ascending with the hesitancy of someone being careful of their steps. I smiled Good Morning to her, and she said to me, “It’s easier on the way down.”
It had a weight to it that followed me to the ground floor. The words reminded me of the relation of potential to kinetic, of the ease of falling into temptation, of the way decline follows turning away from challenge, how growth is hard. That’s a lot for a song to hold, all there already in the refrain."
from Le Voyageur