In the middle of the journey of our life, I found myself astray in a dark wood where the straight road had been lost.
This passage from the Inferno Canto is a good summary of my present state.
I feel not so much a sense of being lost. It is more a sense of despair, the loss of any further will to fight.
Today is Black Friday. I am left wondering where the week went. I have had a number of difficulties. First, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) sent me an email to announce they had a communication for me. This communication was only available on a specific CRA web site.
Knocked to the floor with nothing to breathe, the first thought is: Get Up and Run. This instinctive response was addressed in training. Our trainers were old navy, grizzled Chief Petty Officers with experience of everything you might possibly imagine and much that you could not.