“In the cathedral, priests with long black beards and scarlet robes are gliding through the shadows…I feel faint. It’s the heat, the fatigue, frustration — whatever, but there’s a lump in my throat and my eyes are filling with tears. The cop is starting to make big signs of the cross in the air. If w don’t get out of here quick, we’re going to convert.”
This is a story from Larry Massett about a very, very long day in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, in 2002.
This story aired originally on The Savvy Traveler in 2002, and on NPR’s Hearing Voices.