The Dreamer

Biography excerpt – The Dreamer

Gavrilo Princip - The DreamerThe young Gavrilo listens to the tales of the elders in the smoky atmosphere of the zadruga, in rural Bosnia.  In his own words:

“The wet logs on the open fire gave the only light to the closely packed kmets and their wives, wrapped in thick smoke. If I tried to penetrate the curtain of smoke, the most that I could see were the eyes of the human beings, numerous, sad and glaring with some kind of fluid light coming from nowhere. Some kind of reproach, even threat, radiated from them, and many times since then they have awakened me from my dreams.”