The earth has been without Jean Sibelius for 50 years.
[He] was returning from his customary morning walk. Exhilarated, he told his wife Aino that he had seen a flock of cranes approaching. "There they come, the birds of my youth," he exclaimed. Suddenly, one of the birds broke away from the formation and circled once above Ainola. It then rejoined the flock to continue its journey. Two days afterwards Sibelius died of a brain haemorrhage, at age 91 (on September 20, 1957), in Ainola, where he is buried in a garden.
Janne, we love your music and we cherish every note you left us.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.
We miss you.
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