Craiova, 12 September

L. and A. came to McDonald's and rescued their wayward visitor. We arrived back at the flat. In olden days we would have gathered around the fire for light, warmth, and perhaps a taste of the simmering stew. Since we are not in the olden days we gathered around the computer and its rat's nest of wires. L. has an unusually low office desk and deformable chair. These help him to keep a firm anchor on his lofty ideas—he can't topple over when his head is filled with too many of them, as is often the case.