I was hunting around for outer space songs and came across a quote – actually, a proverb.
I am continually humbled and inwardly embarrassed whenever I feel surprised by certain ideas and quotes coming from certain lands. I am briefly reminded of driving around the city of Boston with two twenty-something fellows from Poland (they seemed ancient to me at the time). My mother wanted to point out our oldest buildings to them. “We have buildings thousands of years old in Poland” – a ‘duh’ moment that stuck with my preteen self – though clearly I have much more to learn from it!
I am unaware of any substantive knowledge or reasoning present in my thinking to back my biases – they are just – there – floating around – making themselves known when catalysts arrive – which one did – yesterday – as I searched for outer space songs and found this quote – proverb. Apparently Serbia is on my nebulous list.
“Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.” ~Serbian Proverb
Grateful to be reminded we come from the same substance as stars – and earth, for that matter – and that those elements form the basis for my most open minded enlightened thoughts – and my less than stellar ones.
[My amends: https://joyofmuseums.com/museums/europe/serbia-museums/serbian-proverbs-quotes/ to hear more Serbian quotes and proverbs.]