It cannot be denied that we were and are fated confidants, accomplices, allies…the best of friends, beyond all trite and conventional understanding of that connection. Certainly, our relationship has not met expectations in some or many regards. But have we failed? How could it be claimed that we did not fulfil our shared destiny, when in just as many other respects, we have exceeded even the fondest, the most reckless of predictions? Across continents and oceans of distance, across decades in time, we remain thoroughly entwined, never to be disentangled.