In my memories
house of my childhood safe
from the ravages of time

Visiting the mueseum „Old Village“ in Kumrovec, the Croatian Zagorje region, revives my memories of the childhoold and black and white photos of a cottage where had my ancestors lived. While the old houses in the ethno village Kumrovec have been fixed up and well preserved according to monument protection measures, the house of my forebears, its appearance alike those preserved huts has been demolished and another object built on its spot.
Nevertheless, neither the ravages of time nor targeted demolition have erased it from my memory. Like its photograph, it is safe from decadence within me.

Grozdana Drašković