Lilan Patri

Germany

I am 45 years old, and I've been ill 14 years. I'm an expat in Berlin, formerly a native of San Francisco. I've worked as a journalist, editor, creative writing teacher, and translator. A book deal fell through due to my deterioration. Several times a year, I manage to post new prose, poems, or illos to my blog. My hobbies are limited to that, taking photos of my garden, and as of the election, aiding the resistance from my bed. I miss music, holding hands, my bicycle, vegetables, the ease with which I once used language.  The first thing I'd do if I recovered would be to get up and walk, right out the door, down the street, walk and walk, don't stop, till I'm of the world again and I find me.

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It is the echo of the song the warriors sing.”

- Sarah-Louise Jordan

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