The thought of the pelgrane made me think of winged Death which made me think of Iraq, hence France, hence my favorite Frenchman (after Jacques Cousteau, Rene Daumal, Andre Breton, well, ok, you are tied with JMG Le Clezio ;) ) and I suddenly noticed you had not posted anything in weeks!!

Perhaps the sun had gone out and none of us here on the wet coast had noticed?