With Prayer, Blessings and Sympathy
on the loss of her daughter Tejaswee
I did not even know her.
And yet, now that she is gone, I feel a terrible sense of loss.
On 11 Aug, 2010, a young, vivacious and promising life was abruptly interrupted. And one has to take but a glimpse of Tejaswee’s writing to know what a gem of a person she was. A person who writes like this must have had a head over her shoulders and her heart in the right place. It is not difficult to imagine what a positive influence she must have been to the people around her, especially to her family and friends. Had she lived longer, what a contribution she could have made to the society in general. And how could the Almighty, who is supposed to be Benevolent, Loving , Fair and Just could snatch away the Best from amongst us!!!
In the begining I felt that as mother I cannot but help feel IHM‘s pain and commiserate with her. Most of us have faced tragedy. Some more than others. Some have yet to, but likely will in their lifetime. The least we can do is to empathise with each other. But this was a bit more than that.
I do follow IHM’s blog. And occasionally, she writes about her daughter. So I can’t exactly claim that I wasn’t even aware of her existence. But being aware of someone’s existence is not the same as knowing them.
So I did not know her. Yet I feel shaken by Tejaswee’s sudden demise.
Maybe this is because, now, I cannot possibly know her. And this loss is all I am left with.
To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.