“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.”