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Everyday Miracles – Sarah’s Care Box

Everyday Miracles is our new programme, which focuses on theatre-making and wellbeing in lockdown.

Over the next few weeks, the GSC team will be sharing the contents of their own Care Boxes, containing 5 items lined to the five senses, which could bring a feeling of comfort, calm and happiness.

This week’s Care Box is from Sarah Gobran, one of GSC’s two Co-Founders, who featured in week 4 of the live Friday chats.

If you’d like to create your own Care Box, or want to catch-up on any of the Everyday Miracles content, you can find it all on our website.

Sarah Gobran: My Care Box

Box

I loved doing this, but what struck me the most about it was how hard I found it to do. I’m very good at caring for others but not so good at caring for myself! So to have to do this was very good for me!

Sight

Sunflowers are my favourite flowers; they are so bright and “happy”, but also I love the flowers in my garden. I am not a very good gardener, so I make up for it by naming my plants. Ginger Rogers, Sharon and Diana Ross are amongst my favourites, even if Sharon is a little blousy and drops her head on the floor when she’s drunk too much!

Sound

I appreciate this is a little ironic considering the subject is a silent movie star, but my choice is the film Chaplin starring Robert Downey Junior. Not only is this a master class in acting but it’s the ultimate rags to riches story, and I find it wholly inspiring and heart-warming. I also love that Chaplin’s granddaughter plays his mother.

Smell

Scented candles around a bubble bath are the ultimate way to relax.

Taste

Crunchy peanut butter in spoonfuls straight from the jar. I’m no cook so this is my equivalent of cake. Add a strawberry and a chocolate button and it’s almost cordon bleu.

Touch

I hope this one isn’t too much of a cheat but I really wanted to include my running shoes because running is the best thing I’ve found for mental health. So I therefore choose the weather… I love being outdoors (lucky for an open-air actor) and love the feel of wind, sunshine or rain on my skin as I run.

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