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About me

Location Cambridge, United Kingdom
Introduction I live a meditative life in a green village in England. I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 18 and some of my poetry writes itself in response to living with such a peculiar, demanding and life-altering illness. And some of it is about love longing hope birdsong waiting for spring... I write about freedom. And heroes. I am often and very easily inspired!
Interests teaching, saints, poetry, music, audiobooks, gardens, thich nhat hanh, reading, writing, surviving lupus, painting, fashion, theatre, medicine, healing, body and mind, food, history, activism, calligraphy, recitation, travel, different cultures, traditions, religions
Favorite Movies Stardust, Life is Beautiful, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Road Home, Only You, Motorcycle Diaries, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Cup, The Story of the Weeping Camel, Dil Se
Favorite Music Eva Cassidy, Lucky Ali, Michael Jackson, Sami Yusuf, Beethoven, Beyonce, Ella F, Nina Simone, Jack Johnson...
Favorite Books The Oath by Khassan Baiev, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Paul Farmer, Kahlil Gibran, 'House on Mango Street' by Sandra Cisneros, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marian Keyes, Eva Ibbotson, Maya Angelou, 'The Color Purple' and 'In Seach of Our Mother's Gardens' by Alice Walker, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Jill Mansell, The Time Traveller's wife, Rumi, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jane Eyre, The Princess Bride, Terry Pratchett, Harry Potter, Tolkien's trilogy, Phillip Pullman's Northern Lights trilogy....