On the evening of the winter solstice, three of our talented classmates – Suzi (Susan) Caplan (flute), Suki (Virginia Kleinhans) Flanagan (harp), and Chase Morrison (cello) treated us to some of their seasonal favorites and provided fascinating historical insights. All those who enjoyed this intimate and generous concert in the cozy comfort of their own homes agreed this was wonderful way to wrap up a very challenging year: gorgeous music performed in the virtual company of '77 classmates.
At holiday time we raised a glass with our class and cheered each other up in these final weeks of 2020 and toast to a better year ahead. Back by popular demand, Helen Kriz Marshall offered an entertaining and informative holiday mixology session. She walked us through two classic libations ideal for this season: Eggnog and West Indian Planter's Punch.
In this moving Virtually Verdant session, Ellen Theg reviewed how loss and its accompanying feelings impact all of our lives at one point or another. Particularly during the holidays, these feelings can be magnified as we miss our deceased loved ones, or adjust to the loss of friends and colleagues if we have relocated, retired, or lost a job. Ellen's presentation invited us to take take these issues head on and explore loss and the experience of grief together.
We may no longer get to see each other or the iconic scenery of the Wellesley campus every day, but we can stay connected right here.
To learn what our class is up to and how we are staying in touch. Check out highlights from our Virtually Verdant sessions above
and the photos below from our first two Destination Mini-reunions in Vancouver and Santa Fe.