A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them.

Leonard Louis Levinson

On what was probably the last kayak ride of the year with a chance of snow expected this weekend, my eyes were drawn to the beautiful clouds in the sky and their reflection on the water. As a happy pessimist, I was captivated by the dark clouds reflecting on the water while floating on the clouds.