Armine Asryan (Nane Sevunts)

Julie in transcendental reality

Life seemed to bring nourishment that she had never felt before. The “I” or the “me” part of Julie was growing, and she could feel her heart singing a song that she loved. Even with this progress in her mental state, she still had ups and downs. She could feel life touching her soul with a gentle hand. Other times, she felt darkness surrounding her.

The following are excerpts from Julie’s diary.

“I am now in the Syunik region of Armenia – in my mountainous region covered with breathtaking forests. I love the area. I can feel the freshness of air and the pride flowing from the mountains. I am happy I was born and live here.

Today was a kind of relaxed day, but I had the depressing feeling of missing something. There was an emptiness that I couldn’t fill with anything else. So I took my backpack and went to the mountains. Recently, I have been doing this daily, but today was special, as I climbed really high and got into a cage. I was tired and slept there.

In this diary I have jotted down literally everything I saw in my cage dream. I know I will read this many, many times: The dream was so real and so pertinent to my current state that I won’t be able to forget it.

The dream

I was walking through mountains. The scene was fabulous, and I felt I was going through a divine place that no man’s feet ever touched. Suddenly I appeared in a castle. There were many doors in a large lobby where I was standing. Each door had a sign. I looked around and opened the first door.


When I entered the room, I saw myself sitting in the corner. My second self was depressed and hardly looked at me.

Who are you?

“You,” I heard.

What are you doing here?

“You left me here long ago,” came the answer.

What was it like being me?

“I felt out of place. I felt there is no end to a film that had my own name as the title. It was a long road.”

“How do you feel now?

“I feel the same, but I don’t visit you often anymore. You do not need me, so I decided to live in this room and find other hosts.”

Can I kiss you now?

I hugged her and went out of the room.

I woke up from my dream. The dream was a sign for me to talk to all the emotions that I had experienced since being sick. So, from now on, I will knock on the doors of my emotional states and talk to myself. That is my decision.

(…to be continued…)

Transadaptation Volume 4 – Material Dissent

January: A Blinding Light and Then, All Darkness – Jonay Quintero Hernández (Spain)

February: The Opportunist – Lauren Voaden (United Kingdom)

March: A Stranger in my City – Alejandra Baccino (Uruguay)

April: A South African Soundtrack – Sarah-Leah Pimentel (South Africa)

May: Full Circle – Ina Maria Vogel (Germany)

June: La Lluvia en Bogotá – Adriana Uribe (Columbia)

July: Freedom – Krisztina Janosi (Hungary)

August: A Bus Ride – Svetlana Molchanova (Russia)

September: Transcendence – Armine Asryan (Nane Sevunts) (Armenia)

October: Motherhood – Marilin Guerrero Casas (Cuba)

November: Nine Days – Gennady Bondarenko (Ukraine)

December: Open – Seyit Ali Dastan (Turkey)

Background – Context

Transadaptation Volume 3: Evanescent – Young Adulthood Transadapted, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2022)

Transadaptation Volume 2: Conceived – Childhood Transadapted, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2021)

Transadaptation Volume 1: In the Middle – Prelude to a Contemporary Transadaptation, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2020)

Peripatetic Alterity: A Philosophical Treatise on the Spectrum of Being – Romantics and Pragmatists by Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2019)

La Syncrétion of Polarization and Extremes Transposée, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2019)

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2018)

L’anthologie of Global Instability Transpuesta, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2017)

From Wahnsinnig to the Loony Bin: German and Russian Stories Transposed to Modern-day America, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2013)

Emblems and stories on the international community

Perception by country – Transposing emblems, articles, short stories and reports from around the world

Credits (left side, middle – top to bottom, right side)

1. Syunik, Armenia – The cliffs – Ani Adigyozalyan (Unsplash), 2. Tatev, Armenia – Tatev Monastery – Anie Arstamyan (Unsplash), 3. Syunik, Armenia – In the mountains – Ani Adigyozalyan (Unsplash), 4. Tavush, Armenia – Transcendence – Karine Avetisyan (Unsplash), 5. Lori, Armenia – Mountain grazing – Aram Grigoryan (Unsplash), 6. Armenia – Gora Arailer – Aram Grigoryan (Unsplash), 7. Goris, Armenia – Ephemeral – Mushegh Hakobyan (Unsplash), 8. Armenia – Monastery Valley – Ivars Utinans (Unsplash)

Source: The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed

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