‘Sometimes I am filled with a sense
Of absolutely breathtaking happiness
Which shakes my very soul,
And in those moments of harmony
The world around me
Begins to look as it really is –
Balanced and purposeful;
And my inner mental structure or system
Corresponds with the outer structure of the milieu,
The universe – and vice versa.
At those moments I believe myself to be all-powerful;
That my love is capable of any physical feat of heroism,
That all obstacles can be overcome,
That grief and yearning will be ended,
And suffering be transformed
Into the fulfillment of dreams and hopes’.

Andrey Tarkovsky