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[Henley-on-Thames, UK]
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By the gates of Friars Park
I hear the sweet sound
Of that weeping guitar.
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We visit George Harrison's mansion, Friar's Park, the garden of which features on the album cover for the classic 1970 album "All Things Must Pass". I feel extremely reverent about this visit. He was my favourite of the Beatles. I especially appreciated the spiritual cast of his music, the sense of mystery and 'otherness' he captured in his lyrics. I go very quiet inside and through the gates, hear, almost astrally it seems, the strains of that unique guitar -- think 'My Sweet Lord' or 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. I feel a wave of deep gratitude, recalling what a part his music played in my late teens, and mentally give thanks to him. In his words "I'm grateful to anyone who is happy or free/ For giving me hope/ While I'm looking to see/ The light that has lighted the world." ['The Light That Has Lighted the World'].

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