From the Editors
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou
The leaves have mostly dropped. We’re rummaging for scarves and gloves while a shade or two of melancholy settles into the day’s gaps. The perfect framing, we think, for three sad-sweet pieces about connecting, somehow, through a disconnect. In Peggy Hammond’s piece, the mystery caller’s number is blocked… but the need and hope come through. Madeleine Mysko’s revelation of shared vision between a mother and her grown daughter both startles and soothes. And Kate Senecal’s loyal guard dog stands in for who’s missing and what’s not being said. Easy or fraught, brief or enduring, simple or complicated—it’s a meditation on human connection, this issue. We’re particularly happy to share it now, before the holiday season, in these few weeks of autumn quiet.
—Claire, Suzanne, Cheryl
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