Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

19 May 2005, 7:18 a.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Betty, my orange goldfish of fourteen months, has died. Leonard dug the grave, made the headstone, buried her, and said the eulogy this morning in the rain in the garden. I stood and couldn't say anything. Now all the pets I've ever owned are dead.

She was a good fish.