Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

20 Nov 2001, 13:28 p.m.

I've been listening to Dar Williams's album Mortal City, which…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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've been listening to Dar Williams's album Mortal City, which Seth gave me. There's a certain passage in "Iowa" that I've been humming to myself recently:

So I asked a friend about it on a bad day, her husband had just
Left her, and she sat down in the chair he left behind
She said, "What is love, where did it get me?
Whoever thought of love is no friend of mine."
I don't feel that despairing these days, and I'm glad. I hope I'm only humming it because I like the music.