Hug More Interview Series - Tijana Šovljanski
She adores pancakes and, naturally, she is a huge fan of hugs! By profession, she is a philologist. She is also a founder of a blog called Tijanistika and needles to say, amongst many, there is a story about hugs in there. She collects letters and designs words. She says she writes much more than she talks, simply because you write more when you listen. She herd us and for that here's a hug instead of thanks! Her name is Tijana. <3 \o/
WHY DO YOU LIKE HUGS? WHAT DO THEY MEAN TO YOU?
I believe there’s nothing more verbose than hugs when it comes to expressing how much you appreciate having someone in your life and just being there for that person. I mean, I do love words and know that there are plenty of ways to describe everything around us. Except for hugs.
When there’s a hug, there’s no need for words.
WITH WHO DO YOU HUG THE MOST? WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE HUGGING PARTNER?
With all the people I see the most: family and friends. It’s a way of greeting for us and I like it more than just saying “Hi”. Of course, it’s not the case with everyone I meet. For example, I don’t hug clerks in the post office when I come to the counter, although they often behave like they miss one. Or two.
IS THERE A ONE PARTICULAR HUG THAT YOU WOULD POINT OUT AS YOUR FAVOURITE? ANY HUG SO FAR THAT STICKS OUT?
Oh, this is a tough one. How could I point out only one?
Let it be the first one that came to my mind: the one that happened when I finally decided to share a problem with someone instead of dealing with it inside my head. I think there is no word that could make me calm in that moment but an honest friendly hug changed everything. It didn’t solve the problem but it did make me feel better, relieved and safe.
IS THERE SOMEONE YOU OWE A HUG? SOMEONE YOU SHOULD HAVE HUGGED OR YOU WANTED TO HUG, SOMEONE WHO DESERVED A HUG BUT FOR SOME REASON YOU STILL HAVEN’T?
Sometimes I owe myself a hug.
IF YOU COULD PICK ANYONE, WHO WOULD YOU HUG? DEAD OR ALIVE, FICTIONAL OR REAL?
The Little Prince.
AND LASTLY, GIVE US ONE DAMN GOOD REASON WHY WE SHOULD ALL HUG MORE?
There’s no such thing as too many hugs.