This was so beautiful Dasha. I’ve thought for the past two days on the right words to express my appreciation for just how amazing these stories are.

And yet everything I’ve come up with seems hollow in comparison to them. So I’ll just say thank you. Reading these stories brought back many nostalgic memories, both happy and sad, of growing up in Upstate New York. Your writing and artwork are tremendous. They pull you into the story and help you feel the emotion behind every part of it. I feel so fortunate for having found your work.

Thank you so much.

Writing helps me realize just how little I know.