Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

26 Feb 2007, 15:10 p.m.

Ugly Bags of Mostly Water

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2007 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

"What about taking Communion moves you so much?"

In one gesture it sort of sums up the craziness and beauty of human life, which is that you are a soul in a piece of meat, you know? You are a soul in a body. You are bound to other bodies by the fact of your body, by eating and drinking, which are among the most basic human functions. And yet you are also a soul.


01 Mar 2007, 18:55 p.m.

Have you read "Wicked"? The Wicked Witch of the West doesn't believe she has a soul, and that's part of why she doesn't feel the need to empathize with much. Anyway, this post made me think about that.