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This blog is dedicated to the everlasting memory of River Phoenix and the enlightened human being that he was.

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''It's not about career. It's about believing in something, it's about prosperity and it's about caring and emphasizing and wanting to create the best, the most true to life, the most real.''
                                                   - River Phoenix


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"River was totally different," Van Sant continues. "He has this kind of Mozart quality of just burying himself completely in research. He does it through a sort of osmosis; everything you give him feeds into this plant that’s growing out of the information he’s got. He tape-records things, and talks to people; he has his own sources. It’s more tactile: River will create something out of mixed media – film, writing, records, people talking, this whole wild thing. With Keanu, you give him a book, he’ll read the book. River might read part of the book, and if he’s interested he’ll read the whole book. Keanu will read what you give him like you were giving him instructions: he follows them."

Anonymous : Sweet anon, you are definately not the only one. River will always have a special place in many hearts - mine included<3 BTW, this is a lovley blog!

As long as we keep supporting each other, none of us will be alone. <3 
That’s one of the gifts River gave to us, this connection.

And thank so much. Lots of love for you! :)


alekasspirit:

“Happy birthday (a day belated) to that beautiful soul called River Phoenix. He would have been 44 had his flame not dimmed so early. But while he burned brightly, I was blessed to cross his path several times, and he was every bit that delicate combination of earth-bound yet ethereal that can often weigh down those bestowed with greatness and purpose. And tragically, It proved too much to handle. I loved him as artist and human- and will PETA Benefit Concert in 1989 at the Beacon Theater in New York where River performed live for the first time with his band Aleka’s Attic- which was Seattle Alternative two years before ‘grunge’ was even a musical sub-genre. An unlikely lovely addition to the party was my dear late friend Calvert DeForrest (aka Larry “Bud” Melman) and his pal, character actor Frank Colangelo. Together we organized to bring attention to cruelty against gentle creatures. At the time, little did I realize dear River was the most fragile creature of all… and would be broken and gone a few years later. I miss him. I cherish him. “I’ll see ya when I see ya…” - Tim Sullivan

alekasspirit:

Happy birthday (a day belated) to that beautiful soul called River Phoenix. He would have been 44 had his flame not dimmed so early. But while he burned brightly, I was blessed to cross his path several times, and he was every bit that delicate combination of earth-bound yet ethereal that can often weigh down those bestowed with greatness and purpose. And tragically, It proved too much to handle. I loved him as artist and human- and will PETA Benefit Concert in 1989 at the Beacon Theater in New York where River performed live for the first time with his band Aleka’s Attic- which was Seattle Alternative two years before ‘grunge’ was even a musical sub-genre. An unlikely lovely addition to the party was my dear late friend Calvert DeForrest (aka Larry “Bud” Melman) and his pal, character actor Frank Colangelo. Together we organized to bring attention to cruelty against gentle creatures. At the time, little did I realize dear River was the most fragile creature of all… and would be broken and gone a few years later. I miss him. I cherish him. “I’ll see ya when I see ya…” - Tim Sullivan


”It’s a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies.”

”It’s a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies.”

Anonymous : Hey can you post links to river interviews or something straight from him? Because I've only found a little on youtube, and the rest of the videos I've found are like documentaries ABOUT him. Thank you

Hey! :)

Sunflower has already done it for us, here http://riversyellowsunflower.tumblr.com/tumblr.com 
There’s some really cool links she posted, you should check, maybe you haven’t seen some of them.

If I find some which has not been posted yet, I’ll post here, no problem!


Anonymous : where can i hear aleka's attic songs?

Literally just searching for Aleka’s Attic. If you search it on youtube, for example, you’ll find some songs. 

But I put all of them here http://standbymusic.tumblr.com/tagged/alekas 
so you just have to click and enjoy! :)


Anonymous : I know he had his own personal issues, but... fuck drugs! It hurts to think about all the "what-ifs"; to think about all the things he could have done, all the things he could have become, all the things he's missed out on - all the things we missed out on. I still miss him, his precious soul, so much. Even after all this years... But I know I'm not alone. Love your blog!

I always caught myself thinking on these ”what-ifs”… I think it’s kinda inescapable. Besides thinking about his musical career, how he would have followed it; the movies he would have done, the characters he would have played… I think this happens with everyone: watch a movie and think ”Man, what if River had done it?”. And also, how he personal life would be. Him, as a person. I think he made so much in life that we’ll always think of everything he’d still do. 

Can you imagine Riv with some children under his arms, teaching them how to play the guitar, eating some mangoes..? haha That would be so beautiful to see! It really hurts to think about it…

Sometimes I think it’s strange to talk about River in the past because he still so present in our lives! That’s why I like to think that he’s even closer now of our hearts and souls, we just can’t see it… but we can feel! His precious soul will always be with us. 

You’re definitely not alone, darling. <3

Thank you for your words, feel free to come back. 


Anonymous : You have a wonderful blog, darling. Thank you! Also, it's so weird to think that River would have turned 44 today. Man, 44! 😢💛

YEAH, FORTY-FOUR! Can you imagine? Our boy being 44! It’s weird but pretty awesome at the same time haha

And thank you so much, dear. I’m really glad you like here, this gives me even more motivation to continue with the blog. Feel free to come back and talk whenever you want. <3 :)


Anonymous : It would be that for some reason i think that River is not dead , i heard reasons why maybe but for some reason i don't think he's dead.I really wanted someone who's close to him to tell me the truth but with this society i am not sure they would :/. I just wish that a miracle happens and they finally say that he's been alive all this time !

I totally understand you, dear! 

But you know, I like to think that people don’t really die, like it’s all over. They leave the physical world to somewhere else, which we, who still continue here, don’t know. But they don’t simply go away forever. 

For example, when you’re really upset with someone to the point of saying that person died to you. It means that you don’t want to see that person again, right?! So, in my head, it doesn’t fit for when our loved ones leave us. 

There’s, of course, this sad part that we can’t see them in the physical world. We can’t look into their eyes, hear their voices, feel their skin… but it doesn’t mean that we can feel them in other ways. Doesn’t mean that their presence cannot be felt. River is the greatest example for this!

I think it’s not a question of whether be or not alive, but to keep alive and present when you are in fact away and absent, you know?! And so, what really matters is what you did while you were present alive.

(I don’t know if this make sense or I need to see a psychologist haha)



He ceased to be a River, to become sky. You&#8217;re my sky, Rio. Happy 44th birthday. Thank you for filling both my heart and soul and for being the reason why I still have faith in life, in people, in the world. Thanks for teaching me how to tune in to life. I&#8217;ll always love and miss you. &lt;3
And thank you to each one of you guys for all the light and love shared here and for supporting the blog. River will definitely be here forever through us! 
:)

He ceased to be a River, to become sky. You’re my sky, Rio. Happy 44th birthday. Thank you for filling both my heart and soul and for being the reason why I still have faith in life, in people, in the world. Thanks for teaching me how to tune in to life. I’ll always love and miss you. <3

And thank you to each one of you guys for all the light and love shared here and for supporting the blog. River will definitely be here forever through us! 

:)

leonmcgraw:

"There’s a River born to be a giver, keep you warm won’t let you shiver, his heart is never gonna wither come on everybody time to deliver." #giveitaway #happybirthdayRiverPhoenix #innovator #activist #actor #musician #giver #brother #friend thanks to #Rhcp for the lyrical homage, well said! And to all of us who admired him and wonder what we can do to make a difference… We can be #givers4river - we can give a smile, a hug, or a few kind words to someone who needs it. We can be a light in the darkness - a friend - a lover - a sister - a brother. We can grow our #giver until we forget all about the take, and spend every moment awake in #positivity #love #compassion #unity

leonmcgraw:

"There’s a River born to be a giver, keep you warm won’t let you shiver, his heart is never gonna wither come on everybody time to deliver."

#giveitaway #happybirthdayRiverPhoenix #innovator #activist #actor #musician #giver #brother #friend thanks to #Rhcp for the lyrical homage, well said! And to all of us who admired him and wonder what we can do to make a difference… We can be #givers4river - we can give a smile, a hug, or a few kind words to someone who needs it. We can be a light in the darkness - a friend - a lover - a sister - a brother. We can grow our #giver until we forget all about the take, and spend every moment awake in #positivity #love #compassion #unity


Question: When did you and River Phoenix meet?
Keanu: River and I met during Lawrence Kasdan&#8217;s I Love You To Death in 1990. We hit it off right away. We were on the same wavelength. During the filming, we both got the script for Gus Van Sant&#8217;s My Own Private Idaho and immediately ate it up. We had finished Larry (Kasdan&#8217;s) film, and one night in L.A. it must have been half past midnight, River and I were cruising down Fairfax toward Hollywood and I said to him: &#8221;So are you gonna do the movie?&#8221; And he said: &#8221;I don&#8217;t know, I will if you will&#8221;. And I said: &#8221;Me too, let&#8217;s do it!&#8221;. We met up again in Gus&#8217;s film! Really I wouldn&#8217;t have done it if River hadn&#8217;t, it was really for the both of us.

Question: When did you and River Phoenix meet?

Keanu: River and I met during Lawrence Kasdan’s I Love You To Death in 1990. We hit it off right away. We were on the same wavelength. During the filming, we both got the script for Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho and immediately ate it up. We had finished Larry (Kasdan’s) film, and one night in L.A. it must have been half past midnight, River and I were cruising down Fairfax toward Hollywood and I said to him: ”So are you gonna do the movie?” And he said: ”I don’t know, I will if you will”. And I said: ”Me too, let’s do it!”. We met up again in Gus’s film! Really I wouldn’t have done it if River hadn’t, it was really for the both of us.

(Source: facebook.com)

”We’re the bestest friends. We never fight”, insists Rain. ”We’ve been close since I was 3. I can remember singing and dancing with him in the streets of Caracas [Venezuela], when he was 6 and I was 5.”

- Rain aged 15, June 1987.