What similarities—boots, hands, the family voiceI felt in my throat, or eventhe National Geographicand those awful hanging breasts—held us all togetheror made us all just one? (77-83)
The magazine makes a huge impression on Elizabeth. When she asks herself
the big questions about humanity, she doesn't just include people from
her real life, like her Aunt. She also includes the people from the
magazine. She's never met them and she doesn't know much about them, but
the magazine gives her access to another whole part of humanity. The
people in the magazine are human, too.