Re: Charlie means more to me than any woman I ever loved. Ever.
Date: December 7, 2022 12:44
Since when we're young, we spend a lot of time and energies in building our identity by selecting a number of persons, sites, interests and things that define ourselves, our comfort zone and our identity. Everything we do is meant to become the person we feel we are or we wish we were. Loosing one of these pillars is very hard because we're afraid that the whole house could fall. A divorce, a friend passing away, the Rolling Stones reduced from five to three is all part of the same game: we get old and weaker and we're afraid that our world starts fading away and so our footprint will: if Charlie Watts dies, I can die. If Charlie Watts is not be remembered, how can I hope I will be remembered?
The most important thing is to understand that the house does not fall, if just one pillar crashes. In other words, now that Charlie has gone we still have our dears, our job, our interests to save our identity and two Rollings Stones plus one and above all their music which will survive all of us and make the group one our pillars that will never come down.
That said, I miss him a lot and sometimes I find myself thinking 'and on drums, Charlie Watts'