Happy Georgian Independence Day!  I guess?

Last year, May 26 was a fun day.  We strolled down Rustaveli Avenue in the sunshine, spent time with friends (and made new ones), encountered President Saakashvili, and celebrated this welcoming country.

Today has been the polar opposite. Last week’s violence has left me bummed, despite the relative success of Friday’s “No to Theocracy” demonstration.  Being in a large crowd seems inadvisable right now, and Georgian nationalism is not really something I want to celebrate at the moment.  To top it off, it’s pouring, so I’m just going to stay in bed.

Here’s to hoping that next May 26 is more celebratory!