I have known many graduates of Bryn Mawr. They are all of the same mold. They have all accepted the same bright challenge: something is lost that has not been found, something’s at stake that has not been won, something is started that has not been finished, something is dimly felt that has not been fully realized. They carry the distinguishing mark – the mark that separates them from other educated and superior women: the incredible vigor, the subtlety of mind, the warmth of spirit, the aspiration, the fidelity to past and to present… What is there about these women that makes them so dangerous, so tempting? Why, it is Bryn Mawr. As they grow in years, they grow in light. As their minds and hearts expand, their deeds become more formidable, their connections more significant…I gazed on Pembroke West only once in my life, but I knew instinctively that I was looking at a pile that was to touch me far more deeply than the Taj Mahal or the George Washington Bridge.
…I once held a live hummingbird in my hand. I once married a Bryn Mawr girl. To a large extent they are twin experiences. Sometimes I feel as though I were a diver who had ventured a little beyond the limits of safe travel under the sea and had entered the strange zone where one is said to enjoy the rapture of the deep. It was William Brown who most simply and accurately described my feelings and I shall let him have the last word:
Briefly, everything doth lend her
So much grace, and so approve her,
That for everything I love her.
— E.B. White, Poems and Sketches of E. B. White, 1981
Happy 12th Birthday to my worst enemy, biggest fan, and best friend, Dan “the Man” Chowdhury. I love you so much and can’t believe you’re now a pre-teen! You’re the only person that can make me laugh after hysterically crying, and cry because it hurts from hysterically laughing. You’re basically my most favorite person in the entire world :) #happybirthday #lovemybro #mymostfavoritepersonintheworld
MSKCC, I am absolutely honored to join your 30,000+ family. Thank you for a beautiful orientation filled with inspiring lessons and speakers. I’ll be sure to work hard and make you proud :) #mskcc #ski #research #employed #adulthood #letsgo
I would find my first year songbook and class song from Parade Night 2010. @bmctraditions @brynmawrcollege #brynmawrwithdrawal #traditions #paradenight #packrat #bmcbanter #nostalgia #evenstillweredead
Dark Blue babies,
You’ve no idea what an incredible new journey awaits you. @brynmawrcollege is a place in which you discover not only yourself, but a place that you come to call a home away from home. Yes, the first year might be a bit overwhelming, but it opens its arms and hugs you in a way that will let you grow, learn and love. I made some amazing memories here and met Mawters that inspire me to be better and challenge myself every day. Best of luck 2018! Make us old Evens proud!
- AC ‘14
Oh, and 2015, 2016 and 2017- give em hell!
** Sorry, I’m in my bmc feelz..
#anassakata #bmcbanter #brynmawrbubble #brynmawrwithdrawal #brynbeautiful #college #home #rhoads #evenstillweredead #timesendsawarningcall
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