I'm sorry I skipped an evening of posting: I just didn't feel like it.
I was very joyous throughout the day because of the parliament's vote and a few interesting encounters that I had. But then I returned home and watched the press conference following the meeting of Yushchenko, Kuchma, Yanukovych and the foreign mediators. Suddenly, it felt like last Friday: negotiating and reaching a compromise agreement with the regime that had done so much evil, that hadn't prevented and often encouraged violations during the vote, seemed a bit too much. Yushchenko's handshake with Yanukovych might have been part of a real victor's behavior (as opposed to the meanest way in which those fake victors acted during the meeting at the Central Election Commission, forcing the opposition to huddle in the corner of the room) - but it was still a handshake someone worthy of respect offered to someone who deserves nothing but contempt. And, just like last Friday, Yulia Tymoshenko did not stand next to Yushchenko when he was addressing the crowd - she wasn't there at all. Maybe it's part of some bigger plan that would eventually bring Yushchenko to presidency and all those people back into their warm homes. But the way it's being presented to us doesn't seem completely adequate. I hope I'm wrong.