|River was my idol. I was in a rage at the fact|
that a guy whom I have never met could
touch my heart so deeply.
I'm in love with him, by his character,
by the way his smile, how it brings tears to my eyes.
I have always tried to find a special guy that
makes my heart stop just like River did.
I still remember the way I felt
when I had my 12th birthday, October 30, 1993.
My mom finally bought me every movie River made.
My party was a "River Phoenix" movie extravaganza.
It was so fun.
Then the next day, my heart being scarred forever
when on the news, he was dead.
I still cry when I watch his movies, I am now 18
and River is and will always be a part of my life.
|Kayla Marie Boudreaux - Lafayette, Louisiana,
May 25, 2000