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“Only connect …”

“Only connect …” is the epigraph to E. M. Forster’s novel Howards End.

Forster was responsible–indirectly, of course–for bringing the blogger and his partner together.

The blogger was in London for a few days before going up to Cambridge to do research on Forster for his dissertation, and his future partner was in London to give a reading at the Southbank Centre. They met on 6 March 1992.


Leavitt read his story “Chips Is Here.”


Production of Haendel’s GIULIO CESARE at the Palais Garnier, Paris (20 January 2011)


“Son nata a lagrimar / Son nato a sospirar,” the duet between Cornelia and Sesto in the première partie of this opera, can be a wonder.

Program from the Collection of the Blogger