This Christmas and New Year holidays I will spend in
There is an amusing legend about
God was giving lands for people on Earth, Georgia
…the Georgians were busy drinking wine
and celebrating Creation of the world…
They came to God when everything had been given to other civilizations. And then they said: “Sorry, God, we are late, as we were drinking fantastic wine in your honor. God was pleased with the answer
…and gave them a beautiful land with mountains and sea,
…the land he was planning to have for Himself…
This legend reflects unforgettable truth about
Its fertile lowlands and valleys are very good for growing fruit and grapes.
But the main treasure in
is people: Georgia
…hearted, generous, charming, friendly…
…passionate and romantic…
…with an excellent sense of humor…
I adore Georgian national food. It is something very special and tasty!
Most of their chapels and cathedrals were built in
style with national
I am not religious. But my acquaintance with Georgian church and Christian rituals began with a very sad event.
Years ago, my husband, a surgeon and climber died in a terrible accident under snow-slips on peak Pobeda, Tang-Shang.
7349 m, situated between China
In alpinism, there is a tradition: to fix memorial plates on rocks for those climbers, whose bodies had never been found under tons of snow.
I am very grateful for climbers from different countries on Pobeda area, who had helped me to organize the memorial ceremony. It was so human…
Amazingly, but after that ceremony I saved life to one of the climbers – a Georgian helicopter pilot. When climbers descend fast from 7000-
to 4000, there appears big problem with lungs. Luckily, under the circumstances
at the height of 4200 m,
the reanimation was a success. After this incident, Georgian team invited me to
their beautiful country and we ordered special memorial service in one of
So from time to time, I visit
and go to their main Cathedral – Mzheta – and pray
with my own words for those who chose risky professions.
If we are lucky with snow, we shall ski…
Where are you going to celebrate coming Christmas and New Year?
Will you be with those who love you?