Daniel came to the performance, it made me proud. He was the my regular listener as I practiced the stories over the years. Is not it remarkable that one of the stories that mattered most to him, was the Norse myth of Balder’s death.
He wrote to his girlfriend:
I know what story I will start with
Ohhhh is it exciting?! or scary?
Maybe not exciting. But nice. It’s my favorite of the ones I’ve heard from Norse Mythology. I should ask my mother where I can find it.
whatis it called?
I think it’s called The Death of Baldur. I’ll find it, read it and tell you it in London.
Daniel is the myth of Balder. Daniel was the little boy who made us smile, one who sought love and peace and that was what mattered. We, I and Daniels girlfriend, was Frigg. We searched for cures and treatments that should not hurt him, but heal him. The cancer was our evil opponent, a little arrow that struck Daniel and led him away from us. Neither Daniel nor we believe in a god. Therefore Daniel did not fear death, he wrote in his diary. What he feared was the grief of those who remained. I think that’s why Balder sat on the throne in Hel’s realm and cried. He cries because he thinks of the sorrow he leaves behind.
The world of ours has collapsed, it is our Ragnarok. In Voluspa, the poem about Ragnarok, it is told that the world will rise up again. In the grass there will be golden pieces to be played with. Daniel often played “Magic the Gathering”, now others must play his cards.