I just wanted to say happy birthday to you.
If you had been here you would have been
celebrating your thirty-second birthday,
partying with Flea and Keanu and your family!
You made me realize how important this life
and planet is when you were with us.
I remember the time I was eleven,
I read an article about you and vegeterianism.
I fell in love of the idea of becoming a
vegetarian but my parents didn't allow it.
Just a few days later my brother came home from school
and told me that the young Indy had past away
(young Indy was the name I called you back then).
I was in shock and I still can't believe it to this day!
But now I'm twenty years old and I have
been a vegetarian for some years now.
I just want to say thank you River,
thank you for being the man you were,
for being so kind and gentle to animals and people.
|Ronny Andre Vedal - Bodoe,
August 23, 2002