It is always amazing to experience not only the ongoing lifelong friendships with classmates, but also the immediate connection among alumnae new to each other, regardless of age, life style, profession, place of residence, and even among varying cultures. Living in Germany for many years, I have had the privilege of sensing this connection again and again. The same effect takes place with alumnae from other countries. We might be total strangers at the beginning of our encounter; after ten minutes we are sisters.