Only Connect

All of us probably have had the feeling, at one point or another, that our lives are a series of disconnected fragments—a loss unmourned, a professional identity we never returned to, a move cross-country. How do we connect these things with a sense of ourselves as whole beings? How do we integrate who we were with who we are?

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Only Connect

The articles in this special section:

Bob & Arline & Norm & Alyce

by Susan Schnur

A widow and widower (grieving separately but in parallel) are surprised by joy in finding each other.

Recovering Memory

by Eva Metzger Brown

A psychologist goes across one ocean and 55 years to pick up a little girl—herself—stranded on a curb.