|Though I was young when he died|
and was not aware of his death at the time,
and though it's years later,
his death devastates me.
It is an odd thing when you don't even know someone,
but feel a connection, and are so affected by them.
River is this genuinely good human being,
and that is really rare.
His values, and his family values,
inspire me so much that they, and he,
will never know, and I know he said how weird it
was that all these girls liked him
when they didn't know him.
I would really have liked to meet
such an amazing person.
I will really miss him.
|Carrie Coon - Illinois,
June 15, 2004