As George once sang “All Things Must Pass’. The George Harrison Tree lived ten years in Griffith Park before being devoured by (as everyone has noted) ironically, beetles.
The good news is that on what would have been George’s 72 birthday, there will be another tree planted “in memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener”.
George truly loved tending to his garden at his home at Friar Park. We should all try to be as centered and grounded as George seemed to be or at least observe some of the wisdom of George.
Below are some of my favorite George quotes and lyrics:
“Sometimes I feel like I’m actually on the wrong planet. It’s great when I’m in my garden, but the minute I go out the gate I think, ‘What the hell am I doing here?”
When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
from “Within You Without You
The biggest break in my career was getting into the Beatles in 1962. The second biggest break since then is getting out of them.
“With every mistake, we must surely be learning.” from “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
Give me hope,Help me cope, with this heavy load,Trying to, touch and reach you with, heart and soul” from “Give Me Love”
I’ll give up this sort of touring madness certainly, but music-everything is based on music. No, I’ll never stop my music.
“That’s it really; it’s all love, whichever way you look at it, it’s all love. How much you can Get from each other and that’s determined by how much you’re Giving to each other… But it all starts Within our self and then it spreads to those around us, Good & Bad. But basically that’s it, I think it’s the Love that we can generate is = to the Love that we get back
All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
Happy Birthday George!