Last night we attended the Senior Award Ceremony, in Meyer Hall, at Dreyfoos School of Art, to present Jasmine’s Scholarship to a young talented graduating student from the Piano Department. Ms. Pat Montesino gave a tearful introduction to Jasmine’s passing, followed by Reza saying a few words and handing off the scholarship. As Reza descended the stairs, there was a long and loud applause from the audience, the graduating students as well as their parents, as if they all wanted to reach us through their claps ; to tell us how much they feel our pain but they are also grateful that Jasmine continues to help her friends from her ashes.
"Human beings are members of a whole,
in creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicated with pain,
other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
the name of human you cannot retain."
-The Persian Poet-Saadi