Reading these, my eyes filled with tears. Mark, I really hope you know the feeling’s mutual, I do think of you as my honorary American father too. There are no words, other than that I’m proud to be your honorary daughter, and if we were face to face right now, my voice, packed with emotions, would be so high that only dogs could hear me.

One of the very few reasons I’m still on Medium is you actually, our little chats and your valuable comments on my stories, on which I work so hard (sometimes for months, sometimes for years). And it’s always, always worth to hear your opinion, I always look forward to learn what you’ll think about them. Without you, Medium wouldn’t be the same for me, really.

Thank you so much for your support, for everything, and for being my Medium father. ❤

Writer of the poetry book “The Anguish of an Oyster”. PhD candidate in Translation Studies at the University of Ottawa.

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