— AND THIS I DREAMT, AND THIS I DREAM.
And this I dreamt, and this I dream, And some time this I will dream again, And all will be repeated, all be re-embodied, You will dream everything I have seen in dream.
To one side from ourselves, to one side from the world Wave follows wave to break on the shore, On each wave is a star, a person, a bird, Dreams, reality, death - on wave after wave.
No need for a date: I was, I am, and I will be, Life is a wonder of wonders, and to wonder I dedicate myself, on my knees, like an orphan, Alone - among mirrors - fenced in by reflections: Cities and seas, iridescent, intensified. A mother in tears takes a child on her lap.
- Arseny Tarkovsky, 1974