...And let's hope that turns out to have been a good thing. I got the message: it would be nice for me to stick around for as long as possible. For my part, I aim to have a future, but we must ever mind that the world is an uncertain place, and the universe in which it spins like an infinitesimal mote is a rather indifferent and hostile universe. We can never hope to encompass and thereby control everything that is, and we should be wise enough never to want to or to try. Time is fleeting, and not all of us will make it to tomorrow -- I am no more deserving of a future than anyone else. So fingers crossed, and I'll try not to get killed.
Love and thanks to everyone again, and best wishes.