Something Xaví said to me that I really loved. 'We are in hospital to make friends'. And they do, wherever they go. Gelocatila, especially is an expert in making friends. She hugs and gets hugs - with hospital staff of all levels, parents, grandparents, children.
Seeing Pallapupas work in this way - open-heartedly weaving their way through the wards - they are magnetic. They so seamlessly and effortlessly break down barriers of hierarchy or fear or anxiety becasue they clearly love everyone equally and without prejudice or expecation of being loved in return. And so of course, everyone DOES love them in return. Everyone is a friend.
Ah my heart sings !
I am a therapeutic clown and performer. Writing here is part of my wider practice and maybe some of my thoughts will trigger some thoughts of your own and I hope that helps.