My sister’s family are foregathering at the family holiday house in Uruguay. A global convergence: arrivals coming in from Miami and New York, from Scotland and India, from Los Andes and Misiones. The dispersal will be just as great a scattering. We’ve reached San Juan and decided to have a break, join the gathering, and sit on the beach. It’s a bus to BsAs, a ferry to Montevideo, then a further bus to Maldonado.