Ok ... on the advent of a visit from a dear old friend, another equally dear old friend just rang. So my mood is both contemplative and a little ponderous. I miss you all so much dear friends ... I started this journey full of hope and promise for a future and a life outside the confines of an autocratic society and ended up with numerous ticks on life's list ... but its the bond of friendship and a soulmate that has bouyed this existence and I now wonder how much more I would have achieved if I still had your support in close proximity ... I miss you all very much.