Sunday, March 28, 2010


The Ahiska, now in Astrakhan--a Turkish people from the Causcasus, deported under Stalin en masse to Central Asia. An Ahiska wedding, the bride, kneeling, in white, her hand curled in that of her young husband, his dark eyes, deepset, looking upwards.

Her tinted auburn hair, a row of dry trees, water somewhere behind them, in the distance...

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