I trip to make the fall shorter
He trips (on drugs) to ease the pain of life and and losing his friend easier to manage. A play on literally tripping and falling and the actual acid trip: when you trip on psychedelics your perception is altered, possibly providing clarity for or insight into the problems in life.
This line is one of the first to reinforce the idea Chance stated earlier that “trip” and “fall” will be juxtaposed and analyzed throughout this project.
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