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I’m not studying it [Eastern religion]. Practicing it is what counts. I believe that we’re a mirror, and so much dust accumulates that we can’t see in or out. We have to clean off the dust and reveal to ourselves what we are. And the key to doing that is not to become too attached to this world.
—  George Harrison, Chicago Tribune, 13 July 1992
He did say, ‘I want to do my own anthology.’ When you have four people you have four different perceptions. All of them were interested in different things, and George had a different attitude toward some subjects. He was into Indian classical music, meditation, things he thought were important in life to help you get through the madness. Those things he wanted to express. He had a list of things that he wanted to do. This was one of them. In fact, he had a note - I shouldn’t say this, but I will - he had this piece of paper saying, ‘Exploring my twisted mind, Part One.’ That would’ve been his title for the first half of the documentary. He wanted to share certain things with people. So I felt pretty free to follow through on this project.
—  Olivia Harrison in response to the question, “George said after the ‘Beatles Anthology’ came out in the ’90s that he wanted to do his own documentary one day, right?”, Chicago Tribune, 20 April 2012
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Marja Mills, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, spent 18 months living next door to Harper Lee and her sister Alice. Maureen Corrigan reviews Mills’ book about the experience, titled  The Mockingbird Next Door

Rather than warmed-over gossip, what The Mockingbird Next Door does offer is a rich sense of the daily texture of the Lee sisters’ lives. By the time she moved to Monroeville, Mills had been diagnosed with Lupus and was out on disability from the Chicago Tribune. Consequently, she entered easily into the world of the Lees and their “gray-haired crew” — all of them shared aching joints and free time to talk about books and local history, to go fishing and take long car rides into the country. Mills says she had to watch herself with Harper, who had more of an “edge” than her older sister Alice. Whereas Harper could shut down a conversation with a frosty stare or a few choice cuss words, Alice comes off as gracious, grounded and principled. During her long legal career, she was a steady proponent of The Civil Rights Movement, prompting Harper Lee to refer to Alice admiringly as: “Atticus in a skirt.”

Photo: Book author Harper Lee and Mary Badham (in the tire swing), who plays Scout in the film version of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” are shown on a film set at Universal Studio in 1961.