can we just all appreciate river phoenix for the amazing person he was? like yes he was ridiculously attractive but let’s not forget that he was a supporter of gay rights, a feminist, passionate about animal rights and he truly believed that everyone in the world was, and could do, good. he was a beautiful spirit and soul and i’m so sad he couldn’t be here today
when they were fifteen, they were both in New York City, and they went out for
a dinner. Plimpton ordered soft-shell
crabs. A horrified River abruptly left the restaurant. When Plimpton followed
him, she found him walking down Park Avenue, crying.
‘’I love you so much – why?’’ he wept. He was devastated that she
was eating animals, but even more, he was deeply wounded that he hadn’t been
able to convince her that veganism was the better, more moral path.
‘’I love him for that’’, Plimpton said. ‘’For his dramatic desire that we share
every belief, that I be with him all the way.’’
from Last Night At The Viper Room by