|River gave me hope.|
He was someone I could relate to and admire.
He inspired me to become the person I am today.
Words can't describe what I felt
when I learned of his death.
But when I learned of it's cause I was angry.
However, finally I began to remember
why I admired him, why he inspired me
and gave me hope....
I began to Remember River.
I no longer feel anger; only sorrow,
and undying love for the man who
inspired me to think... and to be.
I love you River...
and thank you.
|Alexa Chauvin Cooke - North Carolina,
May 2, 1998