We watched Stand by Me, and I was left thinking of the night that River Phoenix died and his brother Joaquin was there, and that always rips at me a little bit, that thought. And then, I was thinking of the Viper Room (and still with that pang of 1990 longing I always had, dreaming of how I could get from Adelaide to there) which led, as I like my thoughts to lead, to Johnny Depp.

And then, I was most rudely interrupted by an unbidden and unwanted thought: How long has it been since someone said to me, ‘Has anyone ever told you you look like Winona Ryder?’

Stoopid brain.