Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

19 May 2011, 8:10 a.m.

Seeing My Father's Body

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Update 30 May 2011: Out of respect for my family's wishes, I have removed the essay from my weblog. Instead see my eulogy for Dad, and my memoir "Method of Loci."


19 May 2011, 9:03 a.m.

Sometimes your writing is like alchemy.

A hug to your past self, and to your present one -- it's been a long way since July.

Kevin Mark
20 May 2011, 6:23 a.m.

conversation from your inner voice spilled onto a page reflecting your thought about your dad while viewing his earthly remains, nicely written, a man I'm sure I'd have liked to meet. And perhaps meeting you, I might have, in a small way. I wonder what he'd have thought of your comedy career?