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Remembrance of George Harrison
28 November 2016
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I just bought the Bangla Desh DVDs and now I'm listening to All Things Must Pass . I guess I instinctively knew his date was coming up.

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Poor George. 

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28 November 2016
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Ah jeez, this time of year again. I think I might watch The Concert for George tomorrow you know just to beat myself up.

 

It's really bloody hard for Dhani this year, first off it's his dad's 15th anniversary and secondly he just filed for divorce last week. Crap timing for him, I hope he's alright.

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28 November 2016
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George is dead, well, nothing I can do about it.
See ya'll in a few months in George's Birthday thread.

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Poor George.   

Why do you say "poor" George? There is nothing wrong with dying - it happens to everybody. George was bummed out after the attacker that broke into his house failed to kill him, as he was ready to die, so I could only imagine that George was ready to die in 2001 as well. I know that George is doing just fine and that he doesn't need our mundane pity. 

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In the words of the man himself "All Things Must Pass Away".

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Little Piggy Dragonguy said

Why do you say "poor" George? There is nothing wrong with dying - it happens to everybody. George was bummed out after the attacker that broke into his house failed to kill him, as he was ready to die, so I could only imagine that George was ready to die in 2001 as well. I know that George is doing just fine and that he doesn't need our mundane pity.   

How do you know he wanted to die. If he truly wanted to die, he would've put a gun to his head like Kurt Cobain.

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@HMBeatlesfan said

How do you know he wanted to die. If he truly wanted to die, he would've put a gun to his head like Kurt Cobain.  

I don't think that @Little Piggy Dragonguy is saying that George wanted to die, it was that he was ready to die.  As in he wasn't afraid of death, and he still enjoyed his life.  He just accepted that he was an older human being and death could be a thing that could happen to him.

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It's sad to see that both John and George passed at such a young age, John at 40 because of some guy with serious mental issues, while George at 58 due to cancer and on top of that, Billy Preston also had passed at the age of 60. At least we still got Paul and Ringo.

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HMBeatlesfan said

How do you know he wanted to die. If he truly wanted to die, he would've put a gun to his head like Kurt Cobain.  

Little Piggy Dragonguy said
George was bummed out after the attacker that broke into his house failed to kill him, as he was ready to die, so I could only imagine that George was ready to die in 2001 as wel... 

Where did I say I knew he wanted to die?

Wanting to die does not always end up in a suicide. It could merely be an acceptance of one's imminent death where the person is in the phase where they are just waiting for it to happen.

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^ I do recall his saying somewhere that, if he really came down to it, he didn't feel too much regret or apprehension about dying: 'I've got a son who needs a father, but other than that...' 

I found this beautiful remembrance of George: http://www.riprense.com/harrison.htm The ending paragraphs were particularly affecting: 

As I was writing this, I received an e-mail from a reader that says, in part: "It was good to know he was out there." That cuts to the heart of the matter. You didn't see George perform often, except in the occasional music video or tribute to Perkins or Dylan, or The Beatles' Anthology. You didn't hear from him often, his last album of new songs coming in 1987, but you always knew he was. . .out there. And it was good to know. Good to know that you shared living space with a person of such grace and artistry, especially considering the daily onslaught of savagery and hatred emanating from mass media. Knowing that people like Harrison, and the other Beatles, and figures from Jane Goodall to Muhammad Ali have been "out there" is a comfort. Even if they are doing nothing more than, as Harrison did in his final years, living quietly with family, working in the garden. . .

George once remarked of Lennon's death that it still felt like his old mate was around. As if he had just gone off to New York, and had never come back. In that sense, maybe one can think of Harrison as still being "around." He wasn't a personal friend to most of us; he was a presence. Now the physical person has gone away, as Lennon did from him, but so much evidence of the presence remains. In song, film, interview, memory, and conversation.

So in a way, George Harrison is still "out there." He has just changed suits, as he would say.

I like to think that the new one shines brightly. Every morning at dawn.

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George's body has been dead for fifteen years, but you know he hasn't truly gone from us -- if he had, we wouldn't still be here talking about him, would we? 

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Thanks @Beatlebug , I enjoyed reading that. I heard the mantra that ends Brainwashed on the radio this morning while driving to work. Hearing George's voice like that immediately put me in a trance and my mind filled with memories of the Hare Krishnas. It seemed no matter where your travels took you in the 60s there would be a park where the Krishnas were greeting and feeding folks. There was one summer during that time when rice balls were my primary source of sustenance and I always smelled like sandalwood incense. When My Sweet Lord came out with the Hare Krishna chorus it was like a celebration of those daily events. Shiva Shiva Shankara Mahadevaand  faded out and I drifted back in to my day but the sky seemed bluer, the clouds whiter, the driving funnier, and my outlook more positive. I'm staring at the trees outside my window and realizing I missed the leaves falling this year. SG, I haven't even listened to Autumn yet! So yes~yes~yes, I am grateful for having shared "living space" with George and for the continual awakening of my consciousness that I know will never end. ahdn_george_05 

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While I don't remember George being alive, I feel blessed to have shared the planet with him for at least a few years. 

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Silly Girl said

So in a way, George Harrison is still "out there." He has just changed suits, as he would say.

I like to think that the new one shines brightly. Every morning at dawn.

I like that. Thank you for sharing that, Silly Girl.

I'll be sure to think of George as I see each sunrise; each little ray of shine poke through and touch the sky. After all, he may not have made a difference in everyone's life, but he sure did in mine. I thank him for that.heart

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@WeepingAtlasCedars said

I like that. Thank you for sharing that, Silly Girl.

You're welcome! I'm glad someone else enjoyed it as much as I did. a-hard-days-night-george-9

I'll be sure to think of George as I see each sunrise; each little ray of shine poke through and touch the sky. After all, he may not have made a difference in everyone's life, but he sure did in mine. I thank him for that.heart  

And now it begins to shine, and you've found the eyes to see / Each little drop at the dawn of every day. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I think it doesn't matter how many people you touch as much as it matters how deeply you touch people, and whether you touch anyone at all. Even if George had only made a difference in one person's life, it still would have meant a lot. And he touched (and continues to touch) many people very deeply... so I think his fifty-eight short years were well spent, don't you? 

Today, I'm trying not to think that

All I've got is a photograph and I realise you're not coming back anymore

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Every part of you was in your song, and we will carry on, never without you

We still have all that George was really... so we needn't miss him too dearly. 

Take it away, Eric... 

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We watched a documentary about the Bangla Desh concert and some bonus footage.

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He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. 

Rest in peace, George. I'm very thankful for all you did. 

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RIP George. We love and miss you. You were taken too soon 

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