Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Jan 2002, 19:00 p.m.

I'm moving from one room to another, as Swami Ramakrishna…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

I'm moving from one room to another, as Swami Ramakrishna said. Of course, he said that in a comforting vision his widow had just after he died. I am merely moving my possessions and residence to another dwelling, not losing all use for them.

I've been looking through my archives saved in cardboard boxes, those faceless coffins and treasure troves. I've written some pretty good stuff! I laughed out loud at a few spots. Example: In my college application essay, I wrote that "My sister calls me 'Banana,' emphasizing my quirkiness and high potassium content."