Our Brother Eddie

Itโ€™s been 10 years now. To the day. My sister Anita Dรถhler and I lost our younger brother Eddie. He was such a beautiful soul.

He succumbed to glioblastoma, a rare yet terminal cancer. If only medicine had been in 2014 what it is now in 2024. He may have stood a chance.

Anyway, I was thinking a lot if to publish this very personal message, but I wanted to share the one lesson my little brother has taught us:

๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ.

We are taught by the machinery of society to study hard, work, family, career โ€“ in one word, to find our purpose. He was different. He saw across time, space, societal rules. His happiness was deep inside. Like a small but persistent flame. Until it was no more.

It took me years to process his absence. The void which never got filled. Only many years later did I find the strength to compose โ€œTimeless Memoriesโ€ for him. The piece I love to play most. The piece I struggle to play most.

Anita and I are grateful to all the people who have supported him, unconditionally, over his last years, months and days. Rest in peace, our little brother โค๏ธ

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