It was when Herm noticed the gravity of the situation that he fell from grace. No force on earth could have restored him to equilibrium. What little static friction that had kept him grounded vanished in the kinetic condition, leaving him slipping along the path of good intentions. He would have to spring back at a later date, but for now he had to bob with the wave. He felt his moral bank redshift and wondered why since everything is relative. In the end he just stood there between emotional states, not knowing if he was happy, sad, or some superposition of the two.