Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

04 Dec 2001, 13:38 p.m.

Tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, but not…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, but not quite till the last syllable of recorded time, my Russian class will take tests. So, celebrating the last real day of Russian class, my instructor gave us each a helium-filled balloon (mine flies proudly from my neck as I type this), and Sean brought in his guitar and played a few tunes, two in Russian and the other by Bob Dylan.

He started, but did not continue, a Russian song that goes, "when love leaves, the blues start." I loved it: "Kogda ukhodit liubov', nachinaetsa blues." Not only does Russian just use "blues," but the word is treated as a singular!