From Meryam
circa 1991

Dear Janno,

I don't really know where to commence, but I will try my best to fulfill your expectations. As you know by now, I am not a good writer like you are. There is no question about that. Yes, I am not a good comparison to how well you can inscribe those wonderful magnificent words. Let's get serious, but before anything else, I would like to share some of my favorite proverbs to you. You might find them interesting and useful. They are great to apply in our everyday life. I am not commanding you to use them, but I suggest you bear them in your mind, for you need them, they are there for you. Good luck and enjoy!

Janno, You are a very talented person. You have what it takes to be successful. The only thing I can give you is this: 'Persevere and be ready to face the challenges that come and go every single day. They are your road to success. And if you can beat them, then you are there. I know you can. Just believe in yourself because I know that you have the ability to be what you want to be.

I wish you the best of luck, although you don't need it.

As a friend, I will stick by you. Please do not hesitate to call me whenever I can be of assistance to you. I will be there. That's what friends are for!