|It was the calmness and serenity|
that he brought to the world and to myself,
through his portrayals on the screen
that first made me sit up and listen.
Personally, it was the true value of life
that he brought to me, in a time where
nothing seemed to make sense in this world.
He influenced my life, it was through his thoughts
and expressions that I became a vegetarian at 12,
followed environmental issues and realized
what was trully important for me in my life.
It is for this reason that his memory lives on
in my heart and everyday in my life.
Thank you River,
I love you for what you have brought to my life
and to millions of others.
In 1999 I wrote a remembrance piece for River,
my feelings nearly 8 years on are exactly the same.
No longer a teenager, but now a mother
I share my wonder of River with my children.
My daughter Harmony and my son Phoenix.
I am still thankful for the joy, he truly transcends time.
March 22, 2007
|Serena Howard-Howie - Melbourne,
August 14, 1999