Laurence Payot is currently working with Heart of Glass on a new project ‘You make me feel good.‘, commissioned as part of the Creative People and Places and Loneliness Project, with collaborating artists Scott Farlow, Laura Spark and Stacey Atkinson.
’You make me feel good.’ is a project aiming to give form to our feelings about human connection, something most of us have missed so much during this pandemic. When something so banal – yet so crucial for our happiness and sense of self- is taken away from us, it makes us re-evaluate what’s important for us as individuals but also as a society. Family, friends, work colleagues, members of a group, acquaintances, neighbours and passers-by are all part of a web that defines who we are, and without it we can feel lost and incomplete. So let’s celebrate those amazing feelings, remembers happy times and look forward to socialising again.
How do you reconnect with yourself?
Where and when do you find time to listen to yourself?
“Smoking is my time, when I can stop everything I am doing, let my mind wander.”
“The dolphin represents peace and calm.”
“I’m not going to be the same.
I am not in a rush now.
I have learned to take my time.
It’s all busy busy all the time.
You don’t need to be busy.
I have some days when I didn’t do anything
and at first I felt guilty.
But the I thought,
why do I feel guilty?
What can’t I just ‘be’?
In life, you need to have periods of calm and quiet.
And time on your own,
time for yourself.
When I garden,
that is my own time.
The garden has never looked so good!”
Sometimes if you are rushing things, you don’t actually enjoy the process.”
“That’s very important, time for yourself
To connect with Your Self.”