“We Rom did not even have a word in our language for ‘possess’, while for the
gadje, it is probably the most significant and the most defining word in their
language. Surely, it is only by possessions that the worth of an individual
gadjo can ever be determined.
The gadje believe everything must be owned by someone; contrarily, the
Rom believe nothing is or can ever be owned, and in nature, everything
exists for the pleasure and delight of all humankind.”
The Gypsy’s Song