VALEDICTION You were grace when grace wasn’t cool. But it is now. We’ve a genius for accommodating our dissidents by adopting their rebellion as fashion, thus diffusing any movement that would effectively oppose the status quo. We claimed you brought the lightning and the thunder – tout est grâce – and boy was it a show! Maybe now that you’re gone, as we’re chilled by our grief, we’ll realize what you were trying to woo us to all along: the rain.