"What defines a human being? What does he belong to and what belongs to him? Why are we sometimes moved to set off for distant places while at the same time wanting to return to our roots? I wonder if childhood is not simply our home: when we grow up it becomes a memory, an image, and it is transformed into an inaccessible realm. Far from my land, Siberia, I realized that my memory keeps the uncontaminated and untamed world of the Taiga alive in me."