Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

29 Mar 2014, 12:09 p.m.

The Good Kind Of Disorientation

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2014 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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 stepped off the train at Penn Station last night and emerged into Manhattan again new and gently buoyant and muted. I'd spent the last week at the code4lib conference, helping out with and soaking in another substream of the great conversation, a different one than I usually dip into.

"True voyage is return." - The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin.

I'm noodling around with various feelings and thoughts about abundance, play, and self-care. (One reason I feel pretty good right now is that I practiced self-care at the conference, taking naps or skipping big social gatherings when I needed to.) I'll post more about my talk and other conference bits later, but right now: a moment of peace and balance, where I can look back content.