My birthplace was California, but I couldn\'t forget Armenia, so what is one\'s country? Is it land of the earth, in a specific place? Rivers there? Lakes? The sky there? The way the moon comes up there? And the sun? Is one\'s country the trees, the vineyards, the grass, the birds, the rocks, the hills and summer and winter? Is it the animal rhythm of the living there? The huts and houses, the streets of cities, the tables and chairs, and the drinking of tea and talking? Is it the peach ripening in summer heat on the bough? Is it the dead in the earth there?
-William Saroyan in Antranik and the Spirit of Armenia
Syrian Refugee - Kovsakan, Nagorno-Karabakh