Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

27 Jun 2005, 21:15 p.m.

Breaking News: Not Quite All Is Vanity

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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 don't often look in a mirror except while brushing my hair or checking on the opacity of a shirt. To be more particular, I almost never look at my own face in a mirror. Man, humans look weird! What jumped-up monkeys we can be!

In particular I look weird. I don't think I know anyone else who looks a lot like me. I used to look like Shweta, especially towards the end of my Russia trip, when I let my hair grow and spent a lot of time in the sun. Most Indian women I meet are taller, have longer hair, or have larger waists (not that I'm a stick).

Just as I wonder what it's like to share a name with lots of my neighbors, I wonder what it's like to regularly see people who look like me.

If you know what I look like, and you know someone who looks like me, would you mind sending me a link to his or her picture?