|Wow, I guess there are no words of mine|
that express what I feel for River.
Like so many others before me,
he opened my blind eyes to the beauty of the world,
and let me see light.
I used to think the world was dark and ugly,
too messed up for anyting good to happen,
but after reading River's words,
and listening to his message
I realize that the world is very beautiful, but hurt.
I can now look around and spot twenty things worth saving,
and I feel connected at last; connected to the Earth,
to the world, to the people, to River.
Thank you River, I love you.
|Erica Elizabeth Blank - Cedarburg,
September 11, 2004