These lines may be the nicest things that have ever been said about me, and my writing. Wow. Thank you so much for these beautiful, beautiful words! I’m so grateful, Mark. More than you can imagine, more than I can tell. (So, you can see how I can never pull a Bukowski, I have so many emotions and words in me, yet still can’t find the ones that are good enough to express my feelings right now. 😏 😋)

Seriously though, do you mind if I frame these lines and put it on my desk? Not to bask in vanity, but to get encouragement when I try to write. So, whenever I choke, I can say, “you’re a Beatles-loving, unique bombshell, girl, you can do this!” 😊

Thank you so much, Dad. ❤

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

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