Dolenjska, different experiences


There is a saying which goes: the sky dreams of stars, the earth dreams of love. The land of Lower Carniola does not dream of love – it is love itself. There is no place on the face of the Earth as beautiful as this. Nowhere is there grass as green, nowhere do streams murmur as lightly and mysteriously, nowhere do birds sing such beautiful love songs, nowhere do fields of wheat ripple as high and boastfully, nowhere are the ripples of life as wavy as here. And even if this is not completely true, the approximation and reality of this praise is nowhere as true as here. Even the Slovene character has not expressed itself so fully anywhere else as here, in Lower Carniola. (Severin Šali)