March 23, 2016 § Leave a comment
It´s been a while since I wrote last time.
Recently I went to Georgia to visit friends, or family. Actually it feels like family, not because we are related, but because its been a great and really close friendship over a long time.
Being friends in Georgia has quite a different meaning from being friends in Europe. Friendship in Georgia means to share, to participate in friends lives, to call and always make sure they are alright. Family members call each other almost every day, and the same with close friends. Just to make sure the other is doing well.
You can share latest news. Or just say “HI. You are all right?” If the answer is “YES”, the call may end after 20 seconds, or even less. If the answer is “WELL, …” the Georgia answer is equivalent to a European “NO” or “NOT REALLY…” In that case the call will go on until some good solution has been found to improve feeling or the situation.
Georgians share a very close-knit society. It is the secret how they managed to survive over centuries with their own culture, their language and even their unique writing.
It is great to have Georgian friends, or family.