Today I took farewell of Erik. He was probably the nicest person I have ever known. We met the first time about 10 years ago at the Tiomilaskogen (100 mile wood) and we found each other at first sight. Then some years of common exhibitions followed and trips in his neighbourhood in Pershyttan. The last time we met was now in February at his vernissage at Tysslingen. I had really hoped that he should have had the time to enjoy this summer and autumn also but not so. The world has once again become a little poorer.