Thursday, July 9, 2009


Two days ago, I came across some sad news. My friend Tazeen's father had passed away after fighting a long illness.

In the few years that I've known Tazeen, I never got the opportunity to meet her father. However, last month on father's day while her father was being treated in the hospital, Tazeen wrote this heart-wrenching article for him, which acquainted me with the wonderful man who raised my friend into the truly remarkable woman that she is today. It was a beautiful and inspiring piece, the kind that can only come from a loving daughter's hopeful, steadfast heart at a desperately difficult time.

I wish Tazeen the strength to bear this loss. Being one of the strongest people I've had the pleasure of knowing, I know she will find it within herself.