posted on Jan, 6 2008 @ 07:10 AM
Gert would never let you down. He was always smiling and accommodating. He had a warmth very few people possess.
People would think he was a happy guy, but it was just his way in not letting anyone down. He wanted to make everybody happy, but actually he himself
was a worried man. He had a tremendous knowledge about history and politics. That's what made him worried I think, and sometimes depressed.
Only to very few people he would show it. I was one of the few granted that confidence. Gert was my best friend, the best one I ever had, one that
it's not allotted everybody to have. He was my soulmate. No one can substitute him.
He died in Denmark two days before Christmas. I stay in Thailand, so the sad tidings was first revealed to me ten days ago. Removal of two wisdom
teeth caused an infection they couldn't knock down. Being diabetic with a damaged liver function, he didn't make it.
Though his last year was in a painful state, he would never show it. He was a singer in a band --as well as a church choir-- and the picture is from,
what I think was his last gig this summer.
You cannot say his body was in balance, early on he neglected it a little too much, but his spirit always was. He had an intellectual power like few ,
the most profound I personally have known. Our discussions was always at a very high level, and what he haven't enlightened me about is not worth
mentioning. He knew just about every event in history from ancient Greece till today. Though he was an apolitical person himself his insight in
politics was outstanding. I'm sorry, but not even ATS can substitute our discussions. I will miss them and him sooo much.
I know I shouldn't complain, the passing of Gert is worst for his old parents, his wife and two sons. But to me the pain of the loss gets worse for
every day, so I try to get a little relief posting this rant, and same time to excuse if I should come out too negative other places on the board. I
know you all understand, and maybe I shouldn't post for awhile, but the only distraction I can offer my mind right now is ATS, so forgive me, as I
hope you will this rant.
Gert... may peace and light always follow you.