The book poetically looks at a few failings and near failings in order to shed some light on the why, when, and how of failure. It defines failure as something rather dramatic that many times has consequences far beyond the initial happenstance. The book is not concerned with human or societal failure. It is not concerned with mechanical, chemical, or electrical failure. It is, however, concerned with personal faltering rather than failure. The book is concerned with faltering, which is a common thing that happens more frequently than failing. Faltering is a wavering or hesitating condition that precludes failure and usually prevents failure. Faltering is not always bad. It is usually when little problems surface before a big problem happens. Faltering most often is a learning situation and should be considered a good thing. Thank God people falter before failing.