|Photo scanned from Sara Schmidt's collection|
Sometimes I forget that George Harrison is no longer with us. Sometimes I am listening to George's music and it just feels like he is still here on earth. And then I remember---remember that George smoked and it eventually took his life. I remember that it has been 15 years since we read a funny or insightful thing that George said in an interview. And yet I want to remind us all that while George Harrison is no longer here on earth, he still lives on through his music. And he lives on through his son, Dhani, who works so hard to keep his father's memory alive through various projects.
I encourage you all to take a moment to reflect on George tonight. And to those of you fans that are smokers, I hope you start to seriously take steps to quit. We lost George to smoking and we don't need to lose his fans for the same reason.