Day 14 of the Touch with Good challenge

One of the best parts of working as a designer is I get the privilege to be involved with amazing inspiring people and bring their ideas into vision.

Such an example was my lovely friend Katya Georgieva and her project Touch with Good/ kindness (originally in Bulgarian: Доко сни с добро). The project is dedicated to sharing the stories of genuine acts of kindness we have experienced from other people, and thus inspiring for MORE kindness in the world and making it a better place.

She got inspiration from the wisdom:

When you do kindness, keep silent. When you receive kindness — tell everyone.

With the new year 2018 Katya started a viral challenge to share such stories 20 days in a row, and somehow… I got “infected”.

So here is my…

Day 14 of the Touch with Good challenge

After the drama in the preparatory language class, described earlier on the Touch with Good Challenge, I had separated and isolated myself from my friends. From the second desk by the door I had moved to the second desk by the window. I communicated with them then and only if they approached me, and in the remaining time I sat with no fellow by my side.

A Friend in Need Is a Friend Indeed
Day 7 of the Touch with Good challenge

This lasted for several months when one day in the beginning of the second term a new student joined the class. She arrived in PE class. Her name was Nevie and she had a slightly shy, very smiling dazzling blue eyes, dark hair and snow white complexion. We made a quick introduction and we joined the class.

During the second class, our head teacher was assigning students on duty, to be “on the guard” for the whole school day in front of the administrative hallway, allowing access to staff only. Although absences from classes would be excused, a day without studies would be long and monotonous. Hardly a living soul was to be seen about this hallway but during the breaks.

The head teacher was aware of the situation from the previous year and possibly she even felt for me. While browsing through the names she suddenly saw an opportunity to move things to a whole new level.

“The ones on duty for the day would be… Meg and…”— she lifted eyebrows intrigued, cocked her head to one side in assessment, as she finished out loud the unexpected whim  — “Why, let’s see what happens! Nevie.”

So… the fat was in the fire, that’s what happened 🙂

During the hours of duty, the two of us didn’t shut our mouths. We discussed every possible topic under the sun and in the end of the day, we felt as if we had known each other for ages. Till the end of high school, we stayed inseparable and our friendship prevailed in spite of the mocking glances and comments we received from around us 🙂 Up to the present day we’re still friends.

Nevie (standing) and I (kneeling) — black pen on 80 gsm offset paper. Drawing by Meg Konovska

And though our head teacher was not exactly my greatest favourite ever, I can’t deny this decision of hers to appoint us for the duty together was one of these gestures which, although hardly noticeable at first glance, in their core are truly enchanting— quite like the flutter of butterfly wings ❤

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