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The Will to Live

Sarah Lawrence magazine

Will to Live

Fall 2012

There is nothing more human than getting sick. In a culture obsessed with independence and vitality, we don’t like to talk about it much, but facing down a serious illness can offer profound opportunities for transformation. In this issue, we’ll meet patients and caregivers who have faced the hardest questions—and found unexpected joy in the face of suffering.

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“Homelessness is an experience little understood by any person who has never been homeless,” writes Meghan Rogushka ’12 in the opening paragraph of Down and Out: Stories from Grand Central Station, her cumulative work of a year of ethnographic observation and research in Grand Central Terminal. She continues: “The way one must navigate the world, the places one is ‘allowed’ to go, and how resources are acquired, are just a few of the challenges that must be considered by homeless people.” We profiled Meghan and her work in our Fall 2012 issue and now invite you to follow her on a tour of the iconic station, filmed by Trevor Wallace ’13.