Miki suffers from Arnold Chiari Malformation, a neurological defect of the Cerebellum which affects the part of the brain that controls balance. "I have stumbled in my walk for years," said Miki.
Years ago, I heard about a pianist who lost track of what he was playing during a public performance. He just kept playing until he found his way again. The audience loved his "improvisation!"
The Reverend William Archibald Spooner, who lectured at New College, Oxford, for sixty years had a habit of switching words. For instance, he would say, "Go shake a tower" for, "Go take a shower."
Apparently, the Reverend's tongue could not keep up with his thoughts. He is famously known for his Spoonerisms, which are a genuine delight to those who are acquainted with his verbal mishaps.
I've watched a poem veer off on some wild tangent mid process, as if it had some purpose all its own. My Piratess poem did this, and it actually ended up a far better poem once I went with it, so to speak.
Miki's succinct phrase lends a healthy and rewarding approach to many of our maladies and misfortunes in life. Since we all stumble upon occasion, perhaps we just need to dust off our own Fred Astair.