PAMIR MOUNTAINS

«The only thing I’ll never have is what I have lost for ever and ever… As long as I live, until I draw my last breath, I shall remember Asel and all those beautiful things that were ours. The day I was to leave I went to the lake and stood on the rise above it. I was saying good-bye to the Tien Shan mountains, to Issyk-Kul. Good-bye, Issyk-Kul, my unfinished song» ― Chingiz Aitmatov, To Have and to Lose