|Sometimes, of course very seldom, there are|
people who touch us in a very unique kind of way.
Rio was one of those people. To know that the world
once had a River Phoenix keeps me smiling.
He is still in our middle cause he lives in our hearts.
We are gifted to be a generation that saw his films,
his sad smile, heard his voice.
We have our imagination of him.
There are some younger ones for whom River Phoenix
is only a distant name, one out of many dead actors,
not more. But we know who he was
and we will never forget.
|Sandra Budde - Unna,
December 5, 2003