touch & well-being

  The word 'touch' has a peculiar role for us these days. To talk of touching someone easily sounds transgressive, naughty, sexual, or maybe even perverse. Touch belongs to certain worlds, certain activities, certain professions. When I say, completely dead-pan, that my work involves touching people, even when the person I'm talking to tries to control their reaction, an amused eyebrow can't help but lift, a smile plays around their lips, and jokes and puns