Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

05 May 2006, 17:21 p.m.

"The World Should Stop"

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

"I can't imagine what it must have been like to see everyone stop, to see the hats come off one by one, to see the women hush their children.

"Just for a moment, the whole world would stop, like you think it should when a loved one dies."