During a news conference held in London today to launch his new classical album Ecce Cor Meum Sir Paul told reporters that he is "doing fine". It was evident that Linda is still very much on his mind and in his heart:
"I'm doing fine, thank you. It's okay, I'm enjoying music ... it's something I love to do, something that sustains me and so I'm enjoying it. So I'm enjoying it, finishing this project off and also the next one.
"It was started when Linda was alive and we originally went up to Magdalen together so it has a lot of my feelings for her in it. When she died, it stalled me, it took a year or so before I could get back into it. So her spirit is very much in this. It would have been her birthday yesterday, so it's very appropriate. When I came around to thinking, what do I want the words to say? I just wrote down a whole load of things that interest me about truth, about love, about honesty and about kindness. Stuff that I thought was important in life.
'Life beats you down occasionally and when it does, you just have to not try. But I am the eternal optimist. No matter how rough it gets, there`s always light somewhere. The rest of the sky may be cloudy, but that little bit of blue draws me on."
When asked about being quoted in today's Mirror as saying that his separation from Heather Mills is "horrible, so horrible", Sir Paul replied:
"Have we someone breaking away from the script? Yes we have. Thank you very much."
And that was the end of the press conference.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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