|River, you did so much in such a short time.|
Your heart carries on even today from your
activism and way of life.
It's strange to see Leaf on the screen
and hear his voice,
it's almost you with darker hair.
You touched more people with a word or a gesture
than most of us will in a lifetime.
You are missed daily, remembered often,
and grieved for hourly.
Thank you for the glimpse into your soul,
for you have touched mine forever.
|Jaquelyne Hawkins - New York,
July 26, 2001