Author and skipper john eliot Gardiner has lived a life with the wind in their sails, and he feared never death.
It tells his oldest son, Mikkel Beha, according to Troels Kløvedal Sunday morning sleep in with the family around him.
- He saw death as a natural part of life and something beautiful, that at one time, can look back on his life's track, which was, as he would like it.
- So on the way has death never been anything dark or nasty for him, he says, and adds, that his death was 'just as peaceful as he had wanted.
Known the Sister said farewell: - He looked after himself.
In his recent book describes the Gardiner, how he, as a 19-year-old philosophized on the aft deck of a merchant ship about what life would bring, before death came.
Gardiner was 75 years old, and in his last almost three years he lived with the incurable neurological disease als. It made him lame. But it did not keep him from living, believes Mikkel Beha.
- He took part in life with full strength, and as much as you can, when you can't even move around. He could so with his intellect, his brain and his head.
Mikkel Beha had a long correspondence with his father, just two days before he died. There, he felt, that the danger still held out and had a good mood.
He had a rich correspondence with many friends, mingled in the debates, and took part in, when we should have Nordkaperen on the way the next time.
- There was also a lock, we should have fixed in the garage. So he had on the way not left the life.