I think one of the saddest things is when two people really get to know each other: their secrets, their fears, their favorite things, what they love, what they hate, literally everything, and then they go back to being strangers. It’s like you have to walk past them and pretend like you never knew them, never even talked to them before, when really, you know everything about them.

You cry and you cry until you think you can’t cry anymore.
Then you cry some more.
—  The Normal Heart
You told me you hated people like that.
Look at yourself.
You’re that.
—  Internet

Screen caps of George and Olivia Harrison from The Beatles’ wonderful “Real Love” music video (aside from on the Anthology DVDs, it can be viewed online via YouTube).

“When George and Pattie separated in 1973, Harrison began having phone conversations with Olivia Trinidad Arias, a young woman who worked at the LA office of his label, Dark Horse Records. ‘He told me that he had his chart done and his chart told him that he would meet a dark woman and he assumed it would be an Indian woman,’ says Chris O’Dell. ‘So when he met Olivia it was almost ordained by the gods. The first night he flew [to LA] that was it. I don’t think they were ever apart after the first night.’” - Mojo, November 2011

“When I saw him, he was obviously struggling with his disease, but he had the strength of a warrior, and always displayed an impressive love of life. His wife Olivia was another great warrior by George’s side.” - Emerson Fittipaldi, The Beatles Book

“[Olivia] is a beautiful person. His son, Dhani, is a beautiful kid, man. I’ve seen him recently. He is doing very well. Very strong and inspired. Olivia had the hardest job in the world, because she loved George more than all of us, and she really took care of him and cleared the path in front of him, behind him, and inherited that crazy life, you know.” - Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2002

“I told Olivia, ‘Oh, God, girl, you’ve meant so much to his life, you’ve just totaled him out, and it’s just wonderful.’ They’re beautiful people…” - Carl Perkins, Goldmine, 1998

“[H]is dark sweet lady was the love of his life, and I know how much he loved her; a braver, finer, lovelier companion no man could ever find, and it breaks my heart to think of these last […] years.” - Eric Idle, The Greedy Bastard Diary

“I felt [Olivia] was the perfect partner for George. She supported him in all his business endeavors, looked after him during his illness, stood by his side whenever he needed her, and also gave him the freedom he so desperately required. And all inconspicuously in the background, without pushing into the spotlight.” - Klaus Voormann, Warum spielst du Imagine nicht auf dem weißen Klavier, John?

“I think for George, he talked about the inner journey and that was very important to him, although he was yin-yang. He could hang with the best of them. [laughs] He was a scoundrel yogi. That’s what I loved about him, because he was honest. He was right up front about it. ‘I’m bad? O.K., I’m bad.’” - Olivia Harrison, The New York Times, 23 September 2011

“I love you, George. The joys, sorrows, lessons and love we shared are more than enough to fill my heart until we meet again.” - Olivia Harrison, Harrison, January 2002

My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
—  Charles bukowski
Every emotion that you feel is, without exception, communication from your Inner Being letting you know, in the moment the appropriateness of whatever you are thinking, speaking, or acting. In other words, as you think a thought that is not in vibrational harmony with your overall intent, your Inner Being will offer you a negative emotion.
—  Abraham Hicks
I’ve moved further than I thought I could.
But I miss you more than I thought I would
—  Amber Run