|The first time I saw River,
like many others, was in Stand By Me.
I was flipping through channels
at midnight last year, and I thought,
"Wow, this guy is really cute and brave."
And that was River Phoenix.
After that, I found out that he died.
And I was devastated.
I watched the movie a million times,
when I bought it a few weeks
after I saw it on TV.
When I found out about his death,
I locked myself in my room
and cried for at least an hour and a half.
But, I do cry once in a while.
|Jacqueline Mae Ludwig - Lafayette,
August 13, 2006