The Ladybug Letter

Andy Griffin wrote an essay in 2002 entitled “Somewhere Near Salinas”. It is about George Harrison, gardening, and farming, but, mostly it’s about life. I found this paragraph touched me.

George Harrison didn’t spend much time on stage after The Concert for Bangladesh. He focused instead on his interest in religion and gardening. He even dedicated his autobiography to “gardeners everywhere.” As a former and future gardener I could appreciate that nod of recognition. Gardening is love, art and a meditation. Farming has to be a business. George Harrison could afford to maintain lush ornamental gardens in both England and Hawaii because as a musician he’d been bought and sold like a sowbelly. His music is admirable to me because he managed so often to slide a touch of soul into even the most commercial product he performed on.

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Source: The Ladybug Letter