Defeated and deflated


Normally when I see this landscape before me I am overcome with joy. On this particular afternoon, after a client meeting, I felt as though the wind had been knocked out of me. Not that it went bad. It actually went very very well. Something about where I was and what I was doing prompted a dark cloud over me. I decided to walk back from the client’s building, a twenty-minute walk, versus hailing a cab. The long, pensive and meditative walk did little to lift my spirits.