"Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die." — E.M. Forster, Howards End
Here, an album of alumnae/i who have found the joy in helping others, and sometimes themselves, to form essential bonds of connection.
Contributing writers: Elsa Brenner, James Bourne, Gillian Gilman Culff ’88, Elisa DeCarlo, Maria Finn Dominguez MFA ’95, Suzanne Guillette MFA ’05, Lynn C. Pitts MFA ’03, Suzanne Walters MFA ’04.
Sisterhood is powerful.
"Anderson sees every person she meets as an opportunity to spread a positive, realistic view of American diversity."
Steps for a Lifetime
"Reconnection is a doorway to freedom."
"As I move up the ladder, I always have one hand up to go to the next step and one hand reaching below me to bring the next generation up."
"When partners learn how to set healthy boundaries, they feel inspired to connect with each other."
A prose poem which considers our missed connections.
"Connecting to your neighborhood makes you feel safer."
"This is incredibly joyful work."
Ben and Liz Torrey '76 are preparing for the day when North and South Korea are reconnected.
"All the physical systems are linked together like a puzzle."
Odier-Fink's goal is to connect consumers with factory owners who don't run sweatshops.
Women of Affairs
"[My] exploration has provided eye-opening insights into female perspective on contemporary extramarital connections."
"You can communicate with teen in a more straightforward way..."
"Contrary to what we might think, my work with death and dying...truly enriches my life and has continually stimulated my joie de vivre"
- Miles Coon '02
- Estha Weiner '72
- Jeffra Lyczko '94
- Linda Rhodes '70