See the faces of those people behind me in line? They are disapproving because they think we are flirting in front of Dolmabache Palace, Ataturk’s residence. In reality, what the are seeing is me being manhandled by my younger brother. He loves that he is bigger, and likes to prove that to me. He has no mercy.
He also does not lie, cheat or steal. He is kind to children and animals. He is witty and erudite. My friends also tell me he is handsome. Or in NH, “Wicked hot.”
He is my baby brother, a great guy, and a good friend. He is also turning 22. Happy Birthday Elly. I love you.
Even though you have no mercy.
Ohhhhhh my little Ju-ya. =P I just got your birthday card in the mail. Thank you very much for the gift. Buuutttttt…
A gift certificate will never compare to the plethora of kind things which you choose to say about me. Your words are worth more than anything you could afford to buy me (in your current state).
I love you too.
I'll be headed back to Boston for school in a couple days and I'll have plenty of time to compose the ridiculously long e-letter that you desire.
Talk to you then,