Scan - George Harrison, Lake Pichola, Udaipur/India, 1994
Photo: Olivia Harrison
"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)
"What I feel, I can’t say…"
Nearly 18 years ago, my young heart was immediately, unalterably taken with George. 11 years ago, the sad news devastated me.
Although I very obviously never personally knew him, George’s music, as well as his personality, humor, honesty and complexity continue to impact my life. He was a brilliant musician and songwriter, and effectively introduced Indian music to the Western world. His voice has always gone straight to my heart, as cheesy as that may sound. Moreover, in my admittedly biased opinion, George was the greatest guitarist. From the earliest efforts through his solo career, and that awe-inspiring slide guitar, he was absolutely amazing.
He was complex and didn’t claim to be perfect - that’s part of what makes him so enigmatic, genuine - and endearing.
George’s musical legacy remains astonishing and timeless. Each note, each word, is uniquely George… and each has the power to touch us, to make us reflect and contemplate, to bring a smile to our face and make us laugh, to inspire and to comfort us, and to brighten our day… To make us, quite simply, happy. As long as we listen, the songs George gave the world are infinite.
George, I’ll never stop respecting, adoring and missing you - or being incredibly grateful for your existence… and I’ll always have a space in my heart for you. ♥
Andrea | thateventuality.tumblr.com