Needless to say, I was very happy to stumble upon this quote as it is from my favorite author talking about my favorite country. Apparently, John Steinbeck visited the Republic of Georgia in the late 1940s and said the following:
"It is a magical place, Georgia, and it becomes dream-like the moment you have left it."
I know exactly what he meant by this. When you're living there, you can't believe you're fortunate enough to be experiencing the country and people. When you leave, you feel as if it were a dream that never really happened. I have found a kindred spirit when it comes to my view of this wonderful country.