The fifth of June, one of the biggest entertainers all through history passed away. 85 years old, Swedish musician and comedian Povel Ramel calmly passed away in his home, suffering from heartache resulting in a pacemaker installed in April. In almost seventy years, Povel Ramel entertained the world, primarily Swedes. I will miss him. I can’t quite laugh at his songs anymore. It doesn’t feel right that he died, I can’t understand it. Povel Ramel was the symbol of happiness, light and life – if he was a symbol for life, then how can he pass on? I will finish this by quoting the Master himself, in his Swedish poem Underbart Ã¤r Kort.
Bara enda ros pÃ¥ ett evigt klÃ¤nge,
sÃ¥ Ã¤r livet, trist varar lÃ¤nge,
men underbart Ã¤r kort, alldeles fÃ¶r kort.
FÃ¶ljer du Ã¶dets vÃ¤g genom dunkla grÃ¤nder,
nÃ¥r dig solen en glimt i sÃ¤nder
ty underbart Ã¤r kort, alldeles fÃ¶r kort.
PÃ¥ var sommarÃ¤ng du finner bara en lyckoklÃ¶ver – nÃ¥gonstans
och likasÃ¥ en enda gÃ¥ng du mÃ¶ter just den vÃ¤n du behÃ¶ver, sÃ¥ ta din chans
men fort innan den flyr bort, underbart Ã¤r kort, alldeles fÃ¶r kort.