Friday, May 27, 2005

Farewell, Preeti

Preeti’s struggle came to an end yesterday morning. With odds as great as the ones she faced, she still held her own for 57 days. We believed that she had turned the corner. We hoped that she would come through; we hoped that her struggle wouldn’t be in vain.

But hope is no match for fear and prejudice and the uncertainty of waiting.

A crisis doesn’t necessarily bring people together. And try as you might, you cannot make people see what they don’t want to see or what they’re afraid to see.

We did our best for Preeti, but doing your best doesn’t mean you will get the results you want. Our little consolation is that we never had to ‘make a decision’ for Preeti. She chose her own moment of passing on.

Someday we will accept the unfairness of it. Someday we’ll see the perfection in this.

Until then we will accept that this is what is best for Preeti.

Rest in peace, Preeti. We love you.

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