Sigh

It’s been lonely around this blog lately. I miss you guys.

I just came upon this news, which made me feel old and sad. I remember where I was when I learned he died: in my basement dorm room in Liz Waters Hall. Oh, River. I was never a fan of your extreme veganism,* but I loved you nonetheless.

*I remember an acquaintance making fun of the dreamy actor, declaring, “Don’t eat meat! Do drugs!”

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4 Responses to “Sigh”


  1. 1 Raoser November 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Oh, River. The space he left can never be filled. He’s still so missed, by you, by me, by many.

  2. 2 Sara H November 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

    It was nice to see you yesterday! 😉

  3. 3 Maggie November 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I saw this yesterday and immediately thought of you. I remember sitting in your room one time when I was probably about 9 or 10 and you telling me about how great he was and that he and I shared the same birthday. Every time I would watch Stand by Me with my friends, I would share facts about him that you had taught me and felt pretty cool that no one else knew them. Love you!

  4. 4 kateandgracie November 6, 2012 at 7:52 am

    So good to see you, Sara! Though I admit I don’t like to see people I know when I’m in that condition 🙂 You looked great. As always.

    And Mags, I love that story! I’m so glad my obsession with River Phoenix had a tangible benefit! I knew reading all those books and magazines would pay off! Oh, RIP River Bottom/Phoenix.


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