WATER IS THE VEIN OF LIFE
Where water flows, life follows; and where there is a river, civilization emerges.
In a Danish context, the river is in fact a stream – and while civilization around Gudenå stream might not have been as defining in world history as the communities along the Nile, Tigris, Ganges and Yangtze, less is perhaps sufficient from a Danish perspective.
After all, in the story about the core of Danishness [about what is particularly Danish], the smallness of Gudenå stream is a good illustration of the idea that our grandeur is not derived from palaces of gold; it exists in the traces of intertwined hearts through landscape and time.
Excerpt from “Midtjyske Tæpper”
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