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Old Jan 24, 2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Olivia Harrison:\'I will miss him until my dying day\'

George Harrison's widow, Olivia, is still in mourning for her husband, three years after his death. She tells Jan Moir how she remembers him

Olivia Harrison is not wearing her wedding ring today, which is unusual. Three years after the death of her husband, George, the quiet Beatle, she still likes to put it on every single morning. She likes to feel close to him.



"I wear mine here," she says, wiggling her left index finger. "And George wore his on his right middle finger. But I couldn't get to it today because I put it somewhere special and I forgot where I left it." At her throat, she is wearing an aum som necklace, a Hindu symbol that represents the complete whole, the "primordial vibration", apparently. Touching it lightly, Olivia explains that it means everything; the energy that sustains, creates and ultimately destroys us. It glints prettily against her olive skin.

Like her husband, Olivia Harrison has a deeply spiritual nature, most strongly influenced by the religions of the East. She believes in reincarnation, among other things, and all of it has proved a comfort during the dark times that followed Harrison's initial cancer diagnosis in 1997. She was at his side when he had treatment in Switzerland, New York and, finally, Los Angeles, where he died in 2001. Two years earlier, she saved his life when an intruder broke into their riverside mansion near Henley-on-Thames and stabbed George several times before she managed to knock him out.

Yet once the throat cancer had moved into his lungs and brain, not even brave Olivia, who loved him so much, could save her husband for a second time. She and their son, Dhani, who was born in 1978, the year his parents married, were at his bedside when George died. It was as peaceful and beautiful as it could possibly be, for that was what Harrison had meticulously planned.


"George aspired to leave his body in a conscious manner and that was a goal of his life, you know. That is the whole point of meditation, the whole point of spiritual practice," says Olivia. "He used to say: 'You can't just remember God at the end of your life.' The thing that you remember most in your life is what you are going to remember when you die and he said to me: 'I don't want to be thinking, did I put the cat out?' " Following a self-enforced period of solitude after his death, Olivia is now feeling more positive, not least because she still feels a deep connection with her husband.

"I am still having a relationship with him, but it is just not a physical relationship any more. And the sooner one comes to terms with that, the easier it is, rather than feeling George has gone and he is never coming back." Does she communicate with him? "I don't really want to get into all that. That's a dodgy question to answer because people might think… I don't know if you have ever had anybody go who you have loved? Well, you do feel in communication with them because you feel so deeply in your heart that if you say a prayer, it goes straight to them."

Olivia says that, towards the end, when he knew he was dying, her husband would comfort her by saying: "Olivia, you'll be fine, you'll be fine." And is she?

"Fine is OK, but it is not really good enough, is it? But George was right, I am fine and I am OK, although I will miss him until my dying day. But he walked his road and now I have to walk mine."

Today, this road leads to a smart, white house in a Knightsbridge square, where Olivia works at keeping the memory of her husband alive. She has become a kind of self-appointed curator of the George Harrison industry, dealing with the steady demand for books and DVDs and re-releases of his music, including a new project with Apple, the Beatles' record label, to reissue George's Bangladesh concerts. It's not that she needs the money – George left £99 million in his will – it's just that she needs to be involved.

Although the tastefully furnished room is certainly more of an office than a shrine, it does, at first, seem anomalous for the still-grieving Olivia to choose to work in an environment where George is all around. Dozens of copies of his autobiography line the glass bookshelves, a sheaf of glossy George photographs spills across her desk and a platoon of George awards march along the mantelpiece, while George music is played at every opportunity. Then, Dhani, the very image of his dark-eyed, handsome father, wanders in to say hello. All things must pass, but is this mourning period going to take longer than most? Not at all, says Olivia. It's quite the opposite.


Olivia and son Dhani, the very image of his handsome father
"Oh, no. It helps. It helps a lot. There is no way of going around grief, I think it's better to just go right through it. In fact, I probably torture myself a bit because I love listening to his voice, I love watching our home movies, I love listening to his music and reading about him. For half of my life, I heard his voice every day, so to not hear it is very strange."

On the table in front of us is a copy of the extraordinary, £275 book Concert for George, which will be published next month to commemorate the commemorative concert – keep up, please – that was held for George at the Albert Hall in 2002. Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Ravi Shankar and Michael Palin were just a few of the friends who took part in the all-star line-up, held exactly one year after Harrison had died.

Clapton hopes that they will all do it again sometime, but Olivia has no plans. In the meantime, a DVD is available of the concert and the luxurious book, a collection of photographs and memorabilia, plus essays by Paul Theroux, among others, is bound with orange linen which Olivia flew to Rome to choose. It is also available in a £495 luxury edition – who, I wonder, is going to buy such a thing?

"Collectors and fans," she says. "Fans of George and fans of people who were at the concert. It is a real collector's item. The concert was a moment in time, but this is a tangible tribute."


Taking a seat in a leather club chair, she pops on a pair of glasses as we flick through the book. There's Clapton in his chunky woolly, Palin as a lumberjack, hundreds crammed backstage. George had a lot of friends, says his widow, but he sometimes didn't appreciate quite how affectionately he was regarded. "Sometimes, he would say, 'Oh, there is a lot of love out there.' Other times, he would just be in his world and not really know what was going on."

Although George had a reputation as a taciturn loner, all his associates would tell you, she claims, that he was never really like that. "He was so generous and open, so much more patient with people than me. He took everybody along with him, like a driftnet fisherman. If we were going on holiday, everybody would come. If we were having dinner, everybody was welcome. He was Pisces, so he swam in a school."

The second Mrs Harrison - George was previously married to Patti Boyd - is credited with providing a calming influence on the musician's life.

"Well, I just gave him a good chance to have a nice home life and a son. If he said I calmed him down, then I probably did calm him down. I used to tell him to cheer down, not cheer up."

Today, Olivia is in business mode, wearing a "boring" pair of striped trousers and a simple sweater. "A nondescript outfit," she says, helpfully. She has shiny, dark hair, an attractive, intelligent face and her manner is warm and down to earth. A gentle American accent is all that is left of the Californian upbringing that found her, aged 23, working as a secretary for George Harrison's record label in Los Angeles.

Her grandparents had emigrated there from Mexico, and grew corn in their front garden. Like Harrison, whose father was a bus driver, she came from a working class family; her mother was a seamstress; her father, a dry-cleaner.

She is dismissive of a claim made in Behind Sad Eyes, a recent, unofficial biography of Harrison by Marc Shapiro, that when George first met Olivia at a party in 1974, he had her "checked out" by investigators before they began dating. Supposedly, this was because he was still burnt by Patti Boyd leaving him to have an affair with, and later marry, his friend Eric Clapton.

"Oh, that's funny! That is so far from the truth, and so unlike anything George would ever do. He did say to his friend, 'Go check her out'. He didn't mean to investigate me, if that is what the writer is implying. He was flirting!" Throughout their 23-year marriage, the Harrisons lived a low-key life, never seeking publicity except when canvassing for good causes – including her Romanian Angel Appeal, a charity which helped orphaned children – and they lived quietly at home in more modest circumstances than have been reported.

"Yeah! I keep reading that we live in a mansion with 120 rooms. How could anyone possibly have 120 rooms? And someone once said to me, is it true that you have tunnels that run down to the river? No, I don't. But it is bizarre."

In 1999, the Harrisons' home hit the headlines when a mentally disturbed intruder broke in during the early hours and, in the ensuing struggle, stabbed Harrison about 10 times before Olivia beat him unconscious with a poker and a lamp.

"It was pretty scary. I remember everything about it, every millisecond. I was terrified, but it is one of those things that you just do in a heightened state of awareness so that you can never really forget any of it. It was a freaky thing." Has she ever wondered, or worried, why the Beatles seem to attract so many bad people?

"Well, we attract a lot of nice people too. Judge not the many by the few. And it's not just the Beatles. Look at Steven Spielberg, look at poor Jill Dando. In the end, we can say that the Beatles attracted more good than they did bad."

Olivia Harrison is now travelling along her own long and winding road, but it is not a journey she feels she is making alone. Still taking comfort in her husband's voice, she says that her favourite George Harrison song is Run of the Mill, with a lyric that asks: how high will you leap? That is what she asks herself now, although she knows that her husband is still with her, "in some incarnation or another" and that her happy marriage endures.

"I don't know if anyone really knows the secret of such a long marriage like ours, but we both had a bigger goal of attaining a spiritual success and I think that could be it. When you have a bigger goal in life, it makes everything else a little bit easier."


Concert for George, edited by Olivia Harrison and Brian Roylance, is published by Genesis Publications on February 26. For further information, tel: 01483 540970, or see www.genesis-publications.com. All royalties will be donated to the Material World Charitable Foundation, a wide-ranging charity established by George Harrison in 1973
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Thank you for posting that article! What a wonderful read, what a sad interview remembering George, but at the same time it was so touching and sweet.
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It is indeed very moving...I like what Olivia said about the prayer connection to those you love.
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she is truly a wonderful and compassionate woman. i love hearing her own words about her life with george. thanks so much for posting this article!
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Thank you AnyRoad for posting the article. I have great respect for Olivia. She loved George deeply and this always comes accross whenever I hear/read her words. I really feel for her when she says she is fine, but fine isn't good enough. George was her soulmate and, although they are still connected, she must miss him terribly.
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Thank you AnyRoad for posting the article. I have great respect for Olivia. She loved George deeply and this always comes accross whenever I hear/read her words. I really feel for her when she says she is fine, but fine isn't good enough. George was her soulmate and, although they are still connected, she must miss him terribly.

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and re-releases of his music, including a new project with Apple, the Beatles' record label, to reissue George's Bangladesh concerts.

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This caught my eye. can't wait! I trust Olivia to do the right thing with George's legacy
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I thought that people here might be interested in a little backround about Olivia
and how I came to be one of the few in the world that had that experience.

In 1974, I was living in Hollwood, Ca. Olivia was then Olivia Areas. She had not
yet met George. My girlfriend at the time Danna was great friends with Olivia's
sister Linda. One day we went over to the ashram that Linda was living in, of Maharaji, whose name is Prem Rawat.( Maharaji no longer has ashrams, except in India)
Olivia was there visiting Linda.

Olivia was really excited and said to Linda, me and Danna. "I just had a dream that I am going to marry George Harrision."


Olivia asked if anyone knew where she could get a job as a secretary.
Barry Richards, a freind of Olivia, was then a recording engineer with A&M records. I heard through the grapevine that Barry had talked to George about
putting his soon to be record company "Dark Horse Records", at A&M.... the way I heard it was that
Barry put an ad in the paper looking for a secretary for A&M. Someone saw it and got it to Olivia, maybe Barry, or Linda, I don't remember.

So Olivia got the job and someone positioned her desk in front of Georges office door...so everyday comming to work George had to go past Olivia's
desk....George started bringing Olivia flowers, and the rest is history.

Now it is 1978 and Maharaji is having a program in Europe, and I go....
I had entertained the idea of visiting her on the way back to America, where Maharaji was having a 3 day campout in Kissimee Florida.

I decided to go to Amsterdam first and visit some friends. I told them that I was working on a rock opera with Danna

My friend Bobby,In Amsterdam, told me that he knew a set designer, Alan Jones, who had
worked on the set design with Star Wars.....
and that maybe he could help with the vision. Danna had a vision while she
was at Maharaji's residence and she had drawn elaborate sets from that
vision, the color drawings of which, I had with me. Danna was obsessed
with "the Opera" as she called it.

I had written some songs in Hollwood and Barry Richards had engineered them. Magic happens all the time when you are on the road to see
Maharaji and so when Bobby gave me the phone number of Alan
I decided to give him a call when I got to England,
So I did. On the phone, Alan asked me if I could paint. Yes, I said.
Artistic painting, Alan? "No housepainting." he replied
."Yes I can".. Alan said he had fallen and broken or
sprained his ribs. I told him that I wanted him
to look at my poetry and see if he thought that it might fit
into a Rock Opera, and that in exchange I would paint the carriage
house that he and his wife Rachael were living in.

He said that he would come in a car and pick me up at Victoria Station, I believe it was. I asked how long and he said 1/2 hour, I think. So I agreed.
I told him that I had long hair, past my shoulders and that I was about 6
foot 1 and brown eyes, and described what I was wearing, jeans and
a parka.

Alan arrived and brought me somewhere I knew not, it was dark and I
just remember gong through these big iron gates. Then we drove up this
big ashpalt (tarmac) road, and arrived at the carriage house.

When I woke in the morning,
I bumped into Alan and I asked him, where are we. We are
in Henley, on the Thames......at George and Olivia Harrisons.

Whoa...I said, he said yeah, this carriage house is called the "Middle
Lodge".....

Anyway, I asked Alan if Olivia and George were there, yeah , they're
here but, and again, this was a long time ago. I think Alan
said that George was recording Art Garfunkel, to complete
his obligation to produce X amount of people for Dark Horse.

I was aquainted
with Olivia...and I really wanted to see her. Her vibe was
always blissful and of course I wanted to meet George.

Alan was more concerned to complete his promise to
George to paint the carriage house before he and Rachael
moved to America. Everyone was excited to spend 3 days
camped outside with Maharaji. Alan and Rachael were
going and I asked if Olivia was going and Alan said
she was.

So Alan told me that George specifically wanted the
Middle Lodge painted Krishna colors So the
paint was handed to me and I began work.

Of course,I only began after
Alan had looked at my poetry. He said that he had
a couple of scripts that he had written and that if
George and Hand Made films, picked them up, he
would put me in the studio and pay for it, that he
liked my poetry that much. I thanked him and began
to paint the inside of George and Olivia's carriage
house, the Middle Lodge. It was really an amazing
experience, Imagine, getting to paint Beatle George's
house. I got really high on this service.

I had been working all morning, and it was nearing
lunch, when I stepped outside for a break and this
limo started comming down the road, with the windows
down, it was a beautiful sunny day and the birds were
singing away. I had taken off my shoes so that I wouldn't
get paint on them and was barefoot, long hair and wouldn't
you know it, George and some people were in the limo and
driving past me...George peeked out wondering who the "hippie"
was that was at the middle lodge. But they were all gone so
fast, off to the local pub, most likely....so I went back insde and
picked up the brush again. did a little more work and put down the
brush. The next thing I knew, Olivia was standing there in front of me
and I just said, "Hi Olivia" like it had been a few days , rather than a few
years since I had seen her. I remember saying "so Olivia, your dream came
true" She looked at me and said "You're Danna's boyfriend......was, I corrected her.......I told her that I was painting the carriage house ....not
like she couldn't see the paint on my hands....."have you eaten? No I said
"Are you vegetarian?" yes I said.....I'll be right back....



So next thing you know, Olivia brought me a plate of vegetarian, Indian food.
Which I was a big fan of and was I ever hungry.....Alan and Rachael had
appeared by then.....I'll be right back again", she said

She came back with a baby, and asked me if I wanted to hold it. "Is this yours and Georges? I asked. Yes, she said, as I was holding the baby, which
couldn't have been more than a few weeks old. Olivia was radiant and she
looked remarkable for just having had a baby. His name is Dhani..(pronounced
like Donny).......George wants to raise him up in Krishna consciousness, she
said....we are thinking about getting a place in Australia......then she took
him from me, after I had a chance to look into his eyes, hold him and feel his
love, and let him feel mine.....such an incredible experience and I will never forget the feeling and I will always be grateful to be one of the handful of people that ever had the experience. Olivia blessed me that day and I will be
forever grateful to her because it is one of the highlights of my life thus far.

I asked Olivia if she was going to see Maharaji in Kissimee and camp out with
us......I'll be there she said....I'll see ya there, I'm leaving tomorrow." I said.

So the next day, Alan took me all around the grounds of the residence and if
I'm not mistaken, he told me that George's brother kept the gardens, and that
George loved helping out when he could.

I had to get to Florida and so left the next day, without ever meeting him but
another thing that I will never forget was when George and friends, perhaps
Art Garfunkel, drove past in that limo and George gave me a perplexed look , kinda like.....there's a hippie at the Lodge, I wonder who it is"

A few years later, I had one of the most vivid dreams of my life, I was
in a really nice living room with a few of the Krishna devotees, chanting
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishn Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare....
We finished and then in comes George Harrison with his guitar and he sits
down and starts playing "Here Comes the Sun"......It was so real...just as if
I had been there...

The last time I saw Olivia, was in Kissimee Florida, a day or so later, at the
outdoor Hans Jyanthi, a festival in honor of the birth of Sri Maharaji, Maharaji's father who had been a perfect master in India, before him.
Anyway, Olivia pops up in front of me.....I was selling girls sun hats, that
some premi (means lover in Hindi, and Maharaji calles us that ...it means to
me, lover of the truth within, that Maharaji reveals to sincere seekers, in the world.) had wholesaled me a dozen hats....I had sold a few and here comes Olivia, How much are those, she asked as she tried one on...."free for you Olivia" I said......."are you sure, I can pay for it" ......she said with those beautiful dark eyes twinkling away......free to you Olivia....
great, thanks......."Is George here?......"No he didn't come." Too bad, I said...
anyway, have fun...."I will" is the last thing she said, and I haven't seen her
since.

If anyone can put me in touch with her, besides
giving me the Henley adress, which I have, but
have never written because I am sure that she
gets lots of mail and doesn't have time for all of
it...........I would love to talk to her again and
meet Dyani, now that he is grown up...

in peace and with love, from Haight/Ashbury, Ca.
Bruce Allen Archer (visit poetry.com, type my name in the find a poet window).....write me, tell me which you like the best.....you too Olivia, Dhani..

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I thought that people here might be interested in a little backround about Olivia
and how I came to be one of the few in the world that had that experience.

In 1974, I was living in Hollwood, Ca. Olivia was then Olivia Areas. She had not
yet met George. My girlfriend at the time Danna was great friends with Olivia's
sister Linda. One day we went over to the ashram that Linda was living in, of Maharaji, whose name is Prem Rawat.( Maharaji no longer has ashrams, except in India)
Olivia was there visiting Linda.

Anyway, I asked Alan if Olivia and George were there, yeah , they're
here but, and again, this was a long time ago. I think Alan
said that George was recording Art Garfunkel, to complete
his obligation to produce X amount of people for Dark Horse.

I was aquainted
with Olivia...and I really wanted to see her. Her vibe was
always blissful and of course I wanted to meet George.

Alan was more concerned to complete his promise to
George to paint the carriage house before he and Rachael
moved to America. Everyone was excited to spend 3 days
camped outside with Maharaji. Alan and Rachael were
going and I asked if Olivia was going and Alan said
she was.

So Alan told me that George specifically wanted the
Middle Lodge painted Krishna colors So the
paint was handed to me and I began work.

Of course,I only began after
Alan had looked at my poetry. He said that he had
a couple of scripts that he had written and that if
George and Hand Made films, picked them up, he
would put me in the studio and pay for it, that he
liked my poetry that much. I thanked him and began
to paint the inside of George and Olivia's carriage
house, the Middle Lodge. It was really an amazing
experience, Imagine, getting to paint Beatle George's
house. I got really high on this service.

I had been working all morning, and it was nearing
lunch, when I stepped outside for a break and this
limo started comming down the road, with the windows
down, it was a beautiful sunny day and the birds were
singing away. I had taken off my shoes so that I wouldn't
get paint on them and was barefoot, long hair and wouldn't
you know it, George and some people were in the limo and
driving past me...George peeked out wondering who the "hippie"
was that was at the middle lodge. But they were all gone so
fast, off to the local pub, most likely....so I went back insde and
picked up the brush again. did a little more work and put down the
brush. The next thing I knew, Olivia was standing there in front of me
and I just said, "Hi Olivia" like it had been a few days , rather than a few
years since I had seen her. I remember saying "so Olivia, your dream came
true" She looked at me and said "You're Danna's boyfriend......was, I corrected her.......I told her that I was painting the carriage house ....not
like she couldn't see the paint on my hands....."have you eaten? No I said
"Are you vegetarian?" yes I said.....I'll be right back....



So next thing you know, Olivia brought me a plate of vegetarian, Indian food.
Which I was a big fan of and was I ever hungry.....Alan and Rachael had
appeared by then.....I'll be right back again", she said

She came back with a baby, and asked me if I wanted to hold it. "Is this yours and Georges? I asked. Yes, she said, as I was holding the baby, which
couldn't have been more than a few weeks old. Olivia was radiant and she
looked remarkable for just having had a baby. His name is Dhani..(pronounced
like Donny).......George wants to raise him up in Krishna consciousness, she
said....we are thinking about getting a place in Australia......then she took
him from me, after I had a chance to look into his eyes, hold him and feel his
love, and let him feel mine.....such an incredible experience and I will never forget the feeling and I will always be grateful to be one of the handful of people that ever had the experience. Olivia blessed me that day and I will be
forever grateful to her because it is one of the highlights of my life thus far.

I asked Olivia if she was going to see Maharaji in Kissimee and camp out with
us......I'll be there she said....I'll see ya there, I'm leaving tomorrow." I said.

So the next day, Alan took me all around the grounds of the residence and if
I'm not mistaken, he told me that George's brother kept the gardens, and that
George loved helping out when he could.

I had to get to Florida and so left the next day, without ever meeting him but
another thing that I will never forget was when George and friends, perhaps
Art Garfunkel, drove past in that limo and George gave me a perplexed look , kinda like.....there's a hippie at the Lodge, I wonder who it is"

A few years later, I had one of the most vivid dreams of my life, I was
in a really nice living room with a few of the Krishna devotees, chanting
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishn Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare....
We finished and then in comes George Harrison with his guitar and he sits
down and starts playing "Here Comes the Sun"......It was so real...just as if
I had been there...

The last time I saw Olivia, was in Kissimee Florida, a day or so later, at the
outdoor Hans Jyanthi, a festival in honor of the birth of Sri Maharaji, Maharaji's father who had been a perfect master in India, before him.
Anyway, Olivia pops up in front of me.....I was selling girls sun hats, that
some premi (means lover in Hindi, and Maharaji calles us that ...it means to
me, lover of the truth within, that Maharaji reveals to sincere seekers, in the world.) had wholesaled me a dozen hats....I had sold a few and here comes Olivia, How much are those, she asked as she tried one on...."free for you Olivia" I said......."are you sure, I can pay for it" ......she said with those beautiful dark eyes twinkling away......free to you Olivia....
great, thanks......."Is George here?......"No he didn't come." Too bad, I said...
anyway, have fun...."I will" is the last thing she said, and I haven't seen her
since.

If anyone can put me in touch with her, besides
giving me the Henley adress, which I have, but
have never written because I am sure that she
gets lots of mail and doesn't have time for all of
it...........I would love to talk to her again and
meet Dyani, now that he is grown up...

in peace and with love, from Haight/Ashbury, Ca.
Bruce Allen Archer (visit poetry.com, type my name in the find a poet window).....write me, tell me which you like the best.....you too Olivia, Dhani..

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Wow thanks for the amazing stories Bruce!!

INCREDIBLE!!

Doesnt really matter that you didnt meet George, You got to paint his middle lodge Krishna Colours!! and you did see him!!

I have read that George and Olivia were extermly protective of baby Dhani, not really letting anyone hold him outside close family..so that was an amazing priviledge indeed. Maybe because Olivia knew you thru Maharaji she gave you the honour..truly special

The Prem Rawat connection fascinates me, i didnt actually know Olivia was quote so involved with him..i wonder if George did ever get to see/ meet Maharaji?
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I agree with CWW....Bruce, your story is awesome!


Many thanks for sharing this tale with us!

All i can say is...WOW!!!!

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What a truly, truly beautiful story...............
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That is beautiful, thanks for posting :)
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Bruce............
I enjoyed the poems........Love, Too, Is in This World is the one I like the best I think at least at this moment.

Mercy...........
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Bruce,

What you wrote is beautiful. Love was a message George was quite adept at communicating...in fact, his last words on earth were to love each other and his music was all about love. What you shared is a very nice and really good reminder of that.
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May her rich memories bless her every day until they meet again.
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Well said. When George passed away, my first thought was that the senior Harrisons were reunited with their beautiful son George Harrison.
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