Sunday, October 25, 2009
This is why I love Georgia!
Yesterday, some friends asked me to meet them at a restaurant in the old city. They sent me instructions in both English and Georgian and gave me a time to meet. Well, I thought I knew where the place was but was terribly wrong! I looked and looked and looked but couldn't find it for the life of me! At some point a man, about 60 years old, saw me looking at the instruction sheet. He didn't speak any English but indicated that he wanted to help me. He took the paper and motioned for me to follow him. Well, he also had a difficult time in locating the restaurant leading him to stop and ask several people. Finally, after about 15 minutes of looking, we found it. I tried to pay him for his assistance but he just smiled and walked away. I don't know his name and will probably never see him again, but he made quite the impression on me. In addition to helping me find my friends, he provided me with the essence of why I love this country and its people so much. For me at this moment, there is no greater gift than that.