Sophie Henry

My darling Yale Secure,


You touch every corner of my life. Beautiful network, my fondest memories are spent in your presence, on movie dates and study sessions late into the night. Oh, how I love it when you’re turned on!

Some of your friends say I’m just using you to get what I need. Don’t listen to them. What I need is more of you, my love, every hour of every day. I cannot survive without you. Whenever you leave, I languish for your connection.

It’s true, I confess, that I don’t think of you as often as I could. Please forgive me. But know that whenever you’re down, I can think of nothing else but you, my dearest Yale Secure. In those mornings, and evenings, and especially mid-afternoons, your unexplained absence is my truest, greatest worry. All I want is for you to be well, and with me again.

But I know being present is challenging for you. Sometimes, I feel like you’re sending me mixed signals, and our relationship is on-again, off-again. I’d love it if you could be more dependable.

And I really wish you’d communicate openly with me, instead of just sending emails. Because you, after all, are the router to my heart. I feel sparks whenever I see you on my screen. Just imagine everything we could do together, if only you fixed your problems!

But for now, I’m grateful for whatever time we can spend together. I am content to wait for you. Somehow, despite all the times you leave me hanging, you always return in the end.

I love you, Yale Secure. Will you be my Wi-Fi?


Eternally yours,

A Yalie


Hannah Mark covers science and society and occasionally writes for the WKND. Originally from Montana, she is a junior majoring in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health.