Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

13 Mar 2006, 20:47 p.m.

Sad Insight

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2006 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Frighteningly often, the moments of lucid contentment in my life involve consumption. Just now, I felt that complacent blanket as I drank rooibos tea, listened to Belle & Sebastian and Harvey Danger, and read John-Paul. Yes, these are all exquisite experiences, but how come I don't feel that way while or after creating something?

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