TandemCentaur is on a temporary sick leave.
Back to business and trotting onwards soon enough
Thank you for your patience! (It is a rare gift to have patience, especially when it is needed. Many peoples oftentimes have patience only when it is not needed. The Italians for example. One must first pull them away from their current predicament, give them an espresso, and let them cool down for 45 minutes, wait for them to stop shouting and waving their hands and arms about, and only then they will have patience. And then they will take you to eat and drink and sing at a long table filled with merry and loquatious co-Italians from their family and neighbourhood. And there will be a cat somewhere perambulating among the olive trees and then smoothly, unsuddenly stopping to look at the brightening stars above.)