He always wanted to make people smile, whether it was with a joke, or song, or doing something silly. His music always showed that, for example his Paganini Variations or Humoresque. The way he loved his family. The way he could get up boldly on a stage after being in the States for the first time and tell a joke in broken English.
He radiated joy.
There was a warm spirit inside him that knew how to bring out the best moods of those around him.
So 5 years later, here I am, still smiling through a couple of tears as I look through some old photos and videos to remember him. All who knew him would know that on this day he would not want us to be sorrowful, but rather expect us to be smiling and loving, just like he showed us when he was here.