October 14, 2006
Iliana tells me about her friend. They grew up together in the same town on the Baltic Sea. Iliana says, She was an angel. I think she was a virgin when she married her husband. They have two sons. One day, she has cough, very bad cough. She think it's a cold, nothing. She finally go to the doctor, and she have colon cancer. She died when she was forty. Iliana holds up her hand, spreading her strong fingers. She was like a flower. Then this. She makes a fist and lets her hand drop, her eyes full of tears.