ვნება [vneba] passion
Passion is what drives Georgians in an amazing way: passion is powerful, obstinate and unbreakable.
In Georgia an elderly peasant is passionate about planting a young specimen even though he won’t live to see its fruit. But his posterity will be there to remember him by it. In Georgia an artist is passionate, when a civil war is raging, and the world is dark, cold and starving, about painting by the light of a candle what fate has inspired him with and creating his world which may well remain unrealised. In Georgia a driver is passionate about taking a traveller not to his destination but to the driver’s home and offering him wine, so as to enjoy a good discussion with him. In Georgia people are passionate about being pleased with their own actions, and leaving other people astounded. Here there is a passion to make life a theatre, and to make theatre life, and there are thousands and thousands of other passions.
But the main passion is universal: for everything to be beautiful.