The object I chose is a book, a collection of poems more specifically, which is called “Anlreli Zangakatun”, which means “The bell that never stops ringing”. These poems were written by my favourite Armenian poet, Paruyr Sevak. This object represents me, because, first of all, I am Armenian and I feel related to these poems.
I read and write poems myself in Armenian and in French. The title of the book represents my culture because the bell that never stops ringing, reminds us of our past (also of the Armenian genocide which was a very tragic and awful period in the Armenian history). Furthermore, it reminds us of our future which is yet to come. Armenians have always united together to fight for their culture, their lands and their independence. A very famous quote from Paruyr Sevak is -“We are only few but we are called Armenians!”, because the population living in Armenia is about 3 million. There are not a lot of us, but we managed not only to keep our land and our culture but moreover, we pass them on from generation to generation with pride and glory.
This object also represents me because, a famous Armenian composer and singer named Komitas, is represented on the book cover. I do love singing and I started my vocal education 3 years ago with Komitas’ songs. Komitas’ songs and me have a special “bond” because it’s based on Armenian folk music which is imprinted in the soul and mind of any Armenian. Komitas himself grievously became a witness of the Armenian genocide - the crime against humanity taken place at the beginning of the XXth century. The composer has a collection of songs devoted to the massacres of 1.5 million innocent victims of that catastrophe . I started off my passion, singing, with Komitas’ songs which makes this bond more special and emotional.
To conclude, this object represents me because it shows how goal-oriented Armenians are and how emotional and empathetic they are and I feel myself a proud representative of my nation.
This book gathers all my passions together : my love for the Armenian culture, for writing and reading beautiful poems and for singing Armenian music.