Post date: 16-Oct-2009 11:40:21

The quote is not mine, but I have felt the same for a long time, and have been unable to put it to words:

Our Homeland, in any case, for a long time now resides only in [...] some [...] songs, and is better off for it. For our Homeland is not a state at all--it hardly ever was--but is a state of the soul. And those who think the states are their Homelands, they have some songs all their own, and these are much more suited for howling.

from the article "Gušt, merak i slutnja strahote", author Teofil Pančić, weekly magazine Vreme 980, 15 October 2009

http://www.vreme.com/cms/view.php?id=891609 (subscription required)