(After the first week of being a camp leader on a voluntary work camp Mali Stapar)
You: What kind of self-portrait is this? I mean……
Me: t was absolutely the best self-portrait I could possibly make in given time.
You: But you had one whole week!
Me: I know, but I just didn’t have time!
You: Excuses, excuses…..Did you write this for yourself? :p
Me: No, of course not! I just took a photo of it.
You: So who did it?
Me: I don’t know. One of the voluntaries.
You: Which one?
Me: I have no idea. It was anonymous gossip, from the Gossip box.
You: A love note”
Me: No, no, nothing of the sort.
You: It says “Milena, you are doing amazing job.” Now let me tell you, you did lousy job this week. This is not a self portrait. This is just a note on the table sheet.
Me: Yes, but it is proof!
You: Proof of what?
Me: Of my hard work. I was multitasking, working, cooking, giving interviews, listening, running, washing, cleaning, organizing…….I just couldn’t make a better photo.
You: And now what?
Me: Now nothing, the week has passed……but people were very satisfied with me…..And I was delighted to receive this message……..
You: There, there….but try harder next week. Promise?
Me: Promise! It will look at least like a human being.
THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU for this message, anonymous volunteer! It made my day. And my week. My photo of the week, I mean. 😀 😀 😀