missing george forever

george_harrison_live: Thank you all!

george_harrison_live: May God bless you all.

george_harrison_live: Don’t forget to say all your prayers tonight.

george_harrison_live: Be good little souls.

george_harrison_live: Lots of Love!

george_harrison_live: George.

george_harrison_live: :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

—  From George Harrison’s Yahoo web chat, 15 February 2001
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George Harrison, 1987, photographed by Peter Figen. Photo © Peter Figen.

“George [Harrison] was a good and humble man who believed in the power of love to overcome all adversity. He lived his life without asking anything for himself, and his courage to quietly remind us that God created a world for peace and compassion has had a profound effect on all of our lives.” - Billy Corgan, 2001

“George [Harrison], too, was a dreamer. He believed in making the world a better place, and with his idealism, activism and, most of all, his music, he did exactly that. He lived a life of quiet dignity and today the world is a lesser place.” - Mike Mills, 2001

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Scans - George Harrison through the years, in images and quotes…

Remembering an irreplaceable, remarkable and beautiful soul, musician and individual, with inexpressible gratitude and love.

“Death is just where your suit falls off and now you’re in your other suit. You can’t see it on this level, but it’s all right. Don’t worry.”

(Photo: Marc Bryan-Brown/Corbis Outline)

Happy Birthday, George…

Infinite gratitude for so much more than can be expressed in words. Today, as it does each day, his music and legacy will be brightening - and enlightening - the world in a way only he could… inspiring love, compassion, an open mind, and the quest for a more spiritual path. How lucky this world was to have had George in it.

Loved and missed immensely, always. ♥

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George Harrison interviewed at the Montreal Grand Prix, presumably 16 June 2000.

Scan - George and Dhani Harrison, and Winston, 1997; scanned from Living in the Material World. Photo © Harrison Family

“He had karma to work out, and he wasn’t going to come back and be bad, he was going to be good and bad and loving and angry and everything all at once. You know, if someone said to you, ‘Okay, you can go through your life and you can have everything in five lifetimes, or you can have a really intense one and have it in one, and then you can go and be liberated,’ he would have said, 'Give me the one, I’m not coming back here.’” - Olivia Harrison, Living in the Material World [x]

“I think the two sides of him allowed him to do what he needed to do in this life and have the experiences that he had. When he died there was only one side of him which was the deeply, deeply spiritual person, and he was very set, pointed on one goal, and there was no more mischief or conflict or up and down. There was just one him.” - Dhani Harrison, Living in the Material World

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Remembering the sorely missed George Harrison. Photos © Brian Roylance; Dave Benett.

“Seems my love is up,
And has left you with no warning
But it’s not always going to be this grey
All things must pass, all things must pass away”
- “All Things Must Pass” by George Harrison

15 years have elapsed since George went on to the brighten the spiritual sky.

No words ever seem to adequately express just how much of a void George has left, how much emptier this world is without him, how deeply he is missed, and how profoundly he continues to impact countless lives. No words fully do justice to the extraordinary, complex, humble, compassionate and genuine person he was. It wasn’t just his music that was a privilege and a gift to this world, it was his person and his presence as well. We’re eternally blessed to have known him.

15 years haven’t diminished the grief and sense of significant loss. Not a day goes by that I don’t listen to George’s music and think of him. Yet, even without his physical presence, George still continues to enrich this world in the incomparable ways only he could: With acts of kindness that still echo on; with the way he lived his life and what we can learn from it; and with every note he ever played and each lyric he wrote.

My heart goes out to Olivia and Dhani, who must miss him so much more than we can begin to imagine.
George - thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for more than words can say. Endless love and gratitude,

Andrea

“In the end, ‘Life goes on within you and without you.’ I just have a belief that this is only one little bit, the physical world is one little bit of the universe. So in the end it doesn’t really matter.” - George Harrison

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Olivia and George Harrison, in screen captures from The Beatles’ “Real Love” video, and Living in the Material World. Photos 1 & 6 © Harrison Family.

“He just had a beautiful touch and a beautiful tone, and to this day when I hear someone strum an acoustic guitar, I hear something - but I also hear what’s missing. It’s a strange thing, I always think, I would know if that was him strumming, honestly. Because I’m around, you know, musicians and I hear, you know, a lot of guys sit around after dinner, pick up a guitar, strum a guitar and I always think, ‘wow, he’s not here. That’s not - doesn’t sound - it’s the same guitar, does not sound the same.’” - Olivia Harrison on her late husband, George, BBC Radio 4, Front Row, 2014

“There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you. Nor will there be any future when we cease to be.” - Sri Krishna, Bhagavad Gita (a favorite quote of George’s)

No words are ever sufficient… all that can be expressed is immense gratitude for everything and more to dear George.
You are loved and sorely missed. ♥

My heart goes out to Olivia and Dhani, and all of George’s family and friends. They surely miss him in ways we cannot begin to imagine.

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George Harrison, screen capped from Living in the Material World

“You know, just go ahead, George, go on and fly away, babe. Just be free, and… and go. And we’ll… we’ll see you down the line. And… just leave, go to someplace nice. We’re gonna be all right down here. And then… then he went out. And that was it.” - Living in the Material World

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“There was a profound experience that happened when he left his body. It was visible. Let’s just say, you wouldn’t… you wouldn’t need to light the room… if you were trying to film it. You know, he, uh… he just… he just lit the room.” - Olivia Harrison, Living in the Material World