Canada is a brand, an exclusive club. 🇨🇦
Nobody in Canada, other than my Canadian partner, wanted me there. I don't promote their brand, fit their optics, nor do I care about it. I am clearly not 'Canada' material and by denying me citizenship after 12 years, they simply didn't let me into their club. 🗝️
I am rather grateful, because I can't see how I could be honest to myself and be 'Canadian.'
Nobody said life would be easy no matter what turn you take. I was and am with you, Meg, and that's all that matters to me. That and being true to myself and following my heart. Despite everything unfortunate that happened to you and I over the last years, I am having one heck of an adventure that back then, in Russia, I could have only dreamed of. I do not regret leaping off the cliff and following you into the unknown.