Across The Way Thread #19848
Ok I got a weird question..
Created Bykurt_mania
Created DateThu, Oct 06, 2005
Created Time10:10AM GMT

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kurt_mania10/6/2005 12:51:45 PM
sinead10/6/2005 2:00:07 PM
ladygirl7510/7/2005 7:12:05 AM
sydboilad10/8/2005 3:20:37 AM
Lynz Phoenix10/9/2005 7:30:51 AM
Lynz Phoenix10/9/2005 7:50:03 AM
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kurt_maniaSubjectOk I got a weird question..
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I was reading Greg's post about how he loved River's work, and then
Riv died and everyone felt a big loss. He goes on to say that time
heals. I was thinking tho, for those who were not aware of River
while he was alive, will they ever stop feeling down about him
dying. The people who knew him while he was alive have the sort of
full stop thing when he died. Others who didn't know him are just
kind of left with the knowledge that there was this great guy and
he's no longer alive.
I don't know, I seem to have confused myself. If anyone has an
explanation or can understand wot I'm getting at feel free!
Here have a photo -Steve





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sineadSubjectRe: Ok I got a weird question..
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That's such a great picture and an ever better question.

I don't know, I'll answer from my perspective, as someone who's only
know River through death. I can only say what I feel and hope it
gives you another view.

I feel a sort of bitterness about it all. How unfair it is, that
through some unfortunate bout of fate, I never had the chance to
experience all the goodness in his life. I never got to experience
when he was at the top, when he had that adorable young face
adorning all the teen magazines after Stand By Me. And sure, looking
back you realise how exposed celebrities are and how he hated doing
those shoots. But at a young age, you don't really care so much,
simply because you don't know.

Now all I'm left with is this really distorted image of him. When I
think of River, I don't have the memories of putting his posters up
on my wall. I never got a time when I could be talking about what
River was rumoured to be doing next, or reading his newest
interview. I got the shock of discovering him, and mourning his
death all at once.

Instead of talking about how I was so going to marry him when I was
older, I got to keep a haunting secret that caused me months of
inner agony and heartbreak. It's easy to tell your friends you're in
lust with the newest actor, but to love a dead actor, much less a
little known ( now) actor that died of a drug overdoes is
ridiculously hard, and well, sort of embarrasing. I'm not good at
exposing secrets like that.

So, yea, its kind of tough. Especially since only a few people know
who he is. But honestly, I'm just glad I ever got the enlightening
experience of discovering him at all. I worry that had I known him
when he was alive, I would have only regarded him for his looks. At
least this way, I love him for who he 'was' as a person. It's all so
confusing!!!

Brilliant thread

love and peace
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ladygirl75SubjectRe: Ok I got a weird question..
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When River died I was 7 years old, so I didn't know him when he
alive, But if a person like him make still something to peoples
heart even 12 years later, I think than he was great abd amazing
person.
I knowed him when I buyed My own private Idaho, beacause I am Keanu
fan too.
After watching this movie [I knew that River was death] I just want
to reseache about him.
After reading,watchind and listen to his work [not pics] I cryd days
for him.
Thanks to him I know what to do.
He is my insprition to music.
River not only did great jobs but he was Great person I ever know
too.

God bless his beautiful soul.
I don't love him for his good looking but I love him Who he was.

When you look in his eyes, you see Heaven.
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sydboiladSubjectRe: Ok I got a weird question..
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This is a VERY good thread and has raised questions and thoughts I
had never thought of before. Well done to the above people for
discussing their thoughts and feelings on this subject. It has asked
some very probing and searching questions, to which in seeking the
answers, you have managed to find the bravery to share with us all a
bit of your inner selves.

Peace

Sean

“Everything is ironic to me. There are moments I find hysterical, but I'm probably the only one who would find that, except for a few people.” River Phoenix
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Lynz PhoenixSubjectRE: Ok I got a weird question..
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Hey Steve

I totally know where you're coming from with this, I didint know River
when he was alive and often I think 'I found out who River was and Im
sad now, there is never gonna be an end to it because there was never
anything to compare his death to' its like us younger members have
been plunged into eternally mourning because the one we mourn was
always gone, we cant remember him fondly when he was alive because all
we know is after he died.

I think though that we arent doomed to this mourning forever, im not
sure how it will work that we will stop mourning, i think all that
remember River AT ALL will have a pain in their heart when they think
of how he will never talk, smile, laugh, cry etc again, but it will
fade somewhat - and lving with River isnt that hard all the time, he
is an eternal reassurance we will never become heartless and cold like
a lot of others could become think of it that way *nod*

Peace and Love

Lynz

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>I was reading Greg's post about how he loved River's work, and
then
>Riv died and everyone felt a big loss. He goes on to say that time
>heals. I was thinking tho, for those who were not aware of River
>while he was alive, will they ever stop feeling down about him
>dying. The people who knew him while he was alive have the sort of
>full stop thing when he died. Others who didn't know him are just
>kind of left with the knowledge that there was this great guy and
>he's no longer alive.
>I don't know, I seem to have confused myself. If anyone has an
>explanation or can understand wot I'm getting at feel free!
>Here have a photo -Steve
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