Sometimes good news can floor you as much as bad. The excited announcement…have you heard the news…the joyous message…Of course I’m delighted. Congratulations sent, and meant too. Still, though, the pangs…of what? Envy? Worse still, jealousy? Or simply a bout of nostalgia? A wistfulness for what nearly but never was?

Uncertain as to my own feelings, still less what they mean, there’s only one thing for it. I’m ofSometimes good news can floor you as much as bad. The excited announcement…have you heard the news…the joyous message…Of course I’m delighted. Congratulations sent, and meant too. Still, though, the pangs…of what? Envy? Worse still, jealousy? Or simply a bout of nostalgia? A wistfulness for what nearly but never was?

Uncertain as to my own feelings, still less what they mean, there’s only one thing for it. I’m off to have my lunch and sit with the warmth of the sun on my back.f to have my lunch and sit with the warmth of the sun on my back.