I had the pleasure of meeting Anoop Maini on only a couple of occasions and yet, awaking to the news this morning that he is no longer with us fills me with a recognisable sense of loss.
I have a small insight into the pain his family will be feeling at this moment, that pain is is unreal.
I know the questions they will be asking of themselves, of him and of God and the universe. Questions that have no answers.
Every fibre of my body this morning feels compassion and love towards these people whom I do not know.
His death has surely rocked the dental world, and once again I’m reminded of the fragility of our grip upon this place we call home.
For the family and friends of this great man I say this…
“You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what he’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
Sending all of the Maini family love, peace and metta.