Nina Ai-Artyan

A Murmuring Rush

A Murmuring Rush    

Nina Ai-Artyan

There is a life that is visible to all,
And there is another that belongs only to us,
That nobody knows anything about.
Each of us has his or her own "no man's land"
In which one is the total master of herself.
This does not mean that one,
From the point of view of ethics,
Is moral and the other immoral;
That one is legitimate and the other illicit.
It's just that man once in a while
Escapes any control,
And lives in freedom and in mystery...

                             — Nina Berberova

It wasn't the New World that mattered... Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life—the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all. 
                                                                                                                                                                                        — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

We sit in the mud my friend and reach for the stars. 
                                                                                                                                              ― Ivan Turgenev

The city, beloved by me since childhood,
Seemed to me today
In its December silence
Like my squandered inheritance. 

                                                                                                                    — Anna Akhamatova

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All Photographs ©2019 by Nina Ai-Artyan   

 

Nature cares nothing for logic, our human logic: she has her own, which we do not recognize and do not acknowledge until we are crushed under its wheel.
                                                                                                                                    ― Ivan Turgenev

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