|River, you were all I could see as I was growing up.|
You were the reason I watched Stand By Me and
Running On Empty over and over
until the tapes were worn out.
You were the reason I cried myself to sleep
the night I found out you had died.
You are the reason I still cry
on your birthday and Halloween.
You're the reason I am the person I have become -
you made me strong through your death.
You taught me that it's okay to be human.
You taught me that being human can be a tragic thing,
but I will survive. For you, River. For your soul.
|M.J.T. - ,
December 5, 1997