Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

19 Jul 2003, 10:02 a.m.

What They Left Behind

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

My sister has safely made it to India. She'll be knocking around India and Kyrgyzstan (Capital: Bishkek) for a bit and then coming back to the US to settle in DC and go to grad school there.

I just deleted her from my phone's speed dial.

As I start a new physical notebook, and copy friends' phone numbers from one to another, I leave behind Nandini, and Adam, and Steve Schultz, and Hilary, and right now I'm the only Harihareswara on the continent. I feel like Cormac O'Connor in Forever, alone and free and sad.