Saturday, February 26, 2005

This was my first book .....

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

... I clicked about feelings and tough things even then .....

....... and now I am a long way from home ......

One good thing about being away from home and doing the hospital visiting - we can go and see our team play. We did last night.
Now you non-Rugby League types my not know that this is the most exciting and physical game on earth. Joan and me were there last night with about ten thousand other and we won!
Come on the Saints.
The last time we saw them live was in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff when we won the Cup.
I love the Team and the whole game.

One strange behaviour observation.
A older man (about my age!!) was constantly f'ing and blinding about his own team. No being positive and urging them on - just slagging them off. Any mistake or any error in the team moves .......... negative.
I guess this man must be tough to live with?
I think my team have;-
Beautiful Imperfection.
I love em. When they make mistakes I regret that and groan. But I understand that they are imperfect.
Do you treat yourself like this. Do you expect to make mistakes and therefore feel liberated in the days breathing - walking - relating?
Or do you slagg your self off?
Just a wee observation and a reflection .....

.... and now .....
My mind keeps a flicking from one thing to the next (that bit was 'cliche' eh?)

From people in need - to what I need to prepare for this coming week.
From daughter Ann in Berlin - to humans in need.
From wanting to read a book which is feeding my awareness/soul and listening to more and more recorded music now on my iPod.
From visiting hospital to trying to get some certainty when there is little.
From needing to do the domestic to yearning for stretch.

I want to tell you who I am and maybe that did - maybe a bit vague?

..... well - today is today and tomorrow ......... I will experience some more 'beautiful imperfection' ......

you are beautiful .....

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Hmmm ....................

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

~~~~ BLOOMING ~~~~~~~~

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

... a young man told me yesterday ......... he was talking to a long lost love, the first time for five years.

He was on the telephone looking through the window as he talked.
Daffodils in his room were in full bloom - other than one.
One daffodil was closed.

After five minutes of conversation - he looked again and the daffodil had opened into full bloom.
He said boldly, in front of a group, there is something happening which is beyond me ......

That was a special work of wonder yesterday ......... and sometimes we don't see it ....

"Van Gogh saw
the way our hearts burn
like the pinwheel stars
swirling in the night-mad sky,

the way our spirits,
bent and bruised in life's field,
reach endlessly upward
like the cypress trees
full of knotty whorls
curling upwards to mingle with,
and plead benediction from,
the sea-waved sky,

the way wild-maned sunflowers
are almost dizzy with themselves
and the power of heavy seed
flaming within them.

Lose an ear,
lose your mind.
Lose your life,

while your resolve scatters
like crows over the wheatfield
and Lazarus forever blooms
under a fiery sun."

Raphaelle Kosek

.... and I think about ....

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

"the thing we call 'I' or 'me',
this place I temporarily inhabit and I call 'my body',
is not a thing at all but a place in which things happen.
There is no core to it and no edge to it, either;
and in those circumstances the notion of subject and object,
observer and observed, becomes very difficult to sustain,
because you are in a field of becoming"

Antony Gormley

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

After this I will go to ZZZZZZZZ

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

.. I am away from home again and I must hit the zedz bed tonight EARLY as I am tired more than the usual at the slowing of the day.

I feel;
Beautiful Imperfection

Tonight I feel a bit more of the latter than the former.
NOW ...... I know that this is a feeling.
Feelings are real.
And important.
What I do know - believe - own - be - is ....... I am beautiful and imperfect.

Sometimes I feel more beautiful than imperfect.
Ha ....... that is just a feeling too!
I smile at the thought ......

The worst thing ...... is when we do not accept the beautiful % in us.
That means the whole of us is 'not ok' .
It can be like freezer in our soul - with the door open.
Still beautiful but not in touch with our beautiful self.

I have no need to talk about this in a smug way.
I was around about forty years old before I could
feel and
think and
say .........
I am beautiful.

I could go on and click more ........... ....... but I think, if you have been clicking this way for any time and scrolling with me, ........ I think you will have enough clues .......

I am going to bed early ...... need my beauty sleep ........!
..... and want to end by saying;-


'The New Piccadilly Restaurant' and Big John ...... stunned by the 50's decor .......

gb BJnewPic
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

..... in the special place ......

A few of us are doing a working meal before the more formal meeting of Greenbelt Angels ....... all volunteers for unique community .....

.... more pix below ....


TheBeautifulJulie .......

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

..... Monday seems so far away but it was yesterday. By great design there was four of us who met at 'The New Piccadilly Restaurant' to chew on the cheapest steak in the beautiful west end of London Town.

All before the Greenbelt meeting ....

There was Big John and Jules, all the way from the North East of England and full of gorgeous Geordie. A twin birthday gig - both birthdays during the past seven days.
Paul was with us - all the way from Guernsey ......... just about as, within the coming week, he flys to Africa with a delegation from Christian Aid. God bless him and the precious family left back home.

And me ........... pipdotcom ........... Joan could not make it as she is caught up in hospital duties.

beautiful human moments .....

PAULCAM ...... does his work to capture some great moments as we gather for a pre-meeting meal .......

gb paulcam
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

The Greenbelt meeting kicks the darkness 'till it bleeds daylight - with Andy Turner in the Chair ...........

gb mtg
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Greenbelt Management gets an interlude to celebrate the 40th of Big John - you can not get 40 of big John - he is UNIQUE .......

gb BJbdy
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

.... and the Greenbelt meetings usually end up with a drink and some fab conversations hmmm

gb afters
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

I will pen a reminder to you .....

pip pen
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

wanna blog but it is late and have to be up and at 'em at 6am ........ will have some good pix to share with you all as soon as I can get to my mac .......... just want to say .....

you are beautiful.

It is important to own both.
Which is easier to 'own'

Monday, February 21, 2005

Dress Sense ......

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Hasidic Tale.*

"We need a coat with two pockets.
In one pocket there is dust.
In the other pocket there is gold.
We need a coat with two pockets to remind us who we are."

As we live under Grace - we need to wear that coat every day.
Do you own such a coat?
Consider wearing it today.

*Parker J Palmer
'The Courage to Teach'

Let The Day Begin ......

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Here's to the babies in a brand new world
Here's to the beauty of the stars
Here's to the travellers on the open road
Here's to the dreamers in the bars

Here's to the teachers in the crowded rooms
Here's to the workers in the fields
Here's to the preachers of the sacred words
Here's to the drivers at the wheel

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin, let the day begin

Here's to the winners of the human race
Here's to the losers in the game
Here's to the soldiers of the bitter war
Here's to the wall that bears their names

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Let the day begin, let the day begin, let the day start

Here's to the doctors and their healing work
Here's to the loved ones in their care
Here's to the strangers on the streets tonight
Here's to the lonely everywhere

Here's to the wisdom from the mouths of babes
Here's to the lions in the cage
Here's to the struggles of the silent war
Here's to the closing of the age.

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Let the day begin

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin, let the day begin, let the day start

The Call ........ Let the Day Begin ......



Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Valentines Day - back in the day.

..... I love East London ........
...... I have lived out East for some thirty years 
and as I drove through the streets today I observed and reflected.

40 mph, not by choice, gives you time to view ...
... I even snapped a couple of street pix. 
40 mph was the max and driven to a 'stop' 
much of the time.
............ I threaded my way through these inner city communities 
after leaving the west bound A12 from Romford.
I see groups of humans hugging Bibles and dressed 
somewhat smarter than most. 
I see busy kebab shops and Kentucky Fried Chicken shops 
with exaggerated names to tempt customers. 
I see many empty and derelict shops. 
Faded signs above the smashed windows. 
Grilled windows and open for business. 
I see multi cultures walking the streets, 
filling the buses - double deckers - they are nice eh?
I saw more African shops than I have before. 
Video African Shops. 
Clothes Shops - 
Food Shops and one where you can make cheaper telephone calls 
to distant lands - and book flights too.
I love East London .....................

I picked Ann up on the way and then went to Joys for a Sunday roast. 
Thanx Peter for being the Chef again. hmmm. 
The last time I saw Joy was before she went to Capetown South Africa. 
That is her above, on the left, at work on location. 
Three weeks away and her Dad misses her! 
So we swop music and talked on and on - and glass of wine and 
a 'home made' Joy trifle.hmmm.
Ann catches me up with her latest work stories and hope you saw her programme at 8 pm last Wednesday ...
.... the one about 'we will look like the sort of food we eat because it touches our soul and messes up generally - sorta programme' !
I am keen to tell you about her new TV Series coming up ..... but you will just have to wait!
I thanked the Sheilas for their Valentine Cards - 
I am still gloating over my four!
It is great hanging out after a good meal together.

At the end of the day I am slowing up 
and if I wasn't driven to reflect - I would be in bed.
So I reflect on these keys - with only one eye because the right one is giving me some trouble - 
I must get to the Docs coz it has been leaking night and day for a few months now.

Gilles Peterson is on the radio. 
I will record the programme as I sleep tonight so that, 
in the morning, 
I will then have it on my iPod for use forever and this weeks comuting - 
bringing music to my ears and soul.

Zig is carried to bed as usual. I kiss him. 
Fur is not too kissable but I love him - this beautiful non-human!

I will check the heating before I go to bed ...... snow is the rumour and I am in London Town tomorrow.
I have no religious routine to follow. 
Routine does not fit my life of 'freedom' and taking the 'red pill' 
(see blog below). 
I am in conversation with the eternal taxi driver all the time.

Last Bit ......
@ Greenbelt I used to play the video for years of 'The Call' 
singing a wondrous song called; 
'Let the Day Begin'. 
 They played Greenbelt some years ago and the music and lyrics are powerful. 
Such emotionally charged sound and vocals.
Yesterday I downloaded one of their trax from iTunes for .79 pence.
A different one.
I will play it again now before I go to bed 
and leave you with the lyrics .........


"I Still Believe" by The Call

I been in a cave
For forty days
Only a spark
To light my way
I wanna give out
I wanna give in
This is our crime
This is our sin

But I still believe
I still believe
Through the pain
And the grief
Through the lies
Through the storms
Through the cries
And through the wars
Oh, I still believe

Flat on my back
Out a sea
Hopin' these waves
Don't cover me
I'm turned and tossed
Upon the waves
When the darkness comes
I feel the grave

But I still believe
I still believe
Through the cold
And the heat
Through the pain
And through the tears
Through the crowds
And through the cheers
Oh, I still believe

I'll march this road
I'll climb this hill
Down on my knees if I have to
I'll take my place
Up on this stage
I'll wait 'til the end of time
For you like everybody else
I'm out on my own
Walkin' the streets
Look at the faces
That I meet
I feel like I like I want to go home
What do I feel
What do I know

But I still believe
I still believe
Through the shame
And through the grief
Through the heartache
Through the years
Through the waiting
Through the years

For people like us
In places like this
We need all the hope
That we can get
Oh, I still believe

Ian Long in the New Picadilly Restaurant ......

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

BitsANDbobsBLOG .......

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

......... Training today ...... leading a Training day for a Child Care Team ....... all leaders of teams doing beautiful work with bhp's.
Team Building
Self Revelation
Sensitivity Training
Spiritual Awareness
Situational Analysis
Forward Planning
Community Building
love it

As well as that I have had the British Gas men in the house for three consecutive days and a failure to arrive day ........ that means 5 days with no heat ........ funny how it works when they leave but not later! Grrrr

Joan is away doing the M in L hospital gig which means we are not together again and we feel it. It is right at this time - we need to give special time to that human priority. But you still feel it!

I bought a DVD and playdotcom delivered it cheap and quick and I watched it in cold, fleece wrapped, house tonight - all on my own.
Unusual but loved the movie. One of the few relaxing things I do. But often don't invest in a dvd as they are only really watched once.
Bourne Supremacy.

Have been excited twice this week. Really excited.
1 Meeting Ian my friend and artiste who drew the blobs for me some many years ago. We were talking about new creative ideas and books.
We spent some good time in the New Piccadilly ~Restaurant - yes again.
Normally I get deep satisfaction from life - sometimes I get excited.

2 Friday I watched the Saints on TV for the first time this Super League season. We were in battle with the World Champions - Leeds.
We last - away. But it was sooooooo exciting to see them play so well. With Joan being away I was picking Zig up ans swinging him around every time we scored. I love this sport. Football I can take or leave -the latter usually.

Tomorrow I will see my daughters Joy and Ann. We will dine with friends and a Sunday roast without Joan - sad. We will then have drinks and say farewell for wee while to a friend going on tour with the greatest band in the world ....... who I will be planning to see in;
and other places if I can ............ sometimes I cannot make it on my own.
Then- after a full day of people treats - will return to a cold house - cold bed - head under the covers to get warm and a needy sleep before a busy and snowy week ahead - it seems.

Monday is a Greenbelt meeting ...... will be seeing Big John and Jules ....... and Paul Guernsey who will be staying the night with us ...... and loads of others.

This week I have been busy. I feel I have not paused much to reflect on that vital commitment to 'tell you who I am'.
You never step into the same river twice - and that is the same with me and you ................... ?

Five words to describe my life at the moment;

Tell me yours ............. ?

When I had dinner with the Queen ........ I told her about the five word which came out of Santos ......... he has a fab story about his life ....... I told the Queen about him and his five words. I didn't have the courage to ask her for 5 words to describe her life at the moment.

One or two samples below ....... and Santos;

Santos 16/1/03


Dave H 17/1/03

"work like you don't need the money
dance like no-one is watching
sing like no-one is listening
love like you have never been hurt"

Friday, February 18, 2005


pip red pill
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

...... I have returned to 'The Matrix' movie.
On the week-end, Robert Beckford reminded me of the 'red pill' and the 'blue pill'.

The Blue pill;
stress free
no change

The Red Pill;

decide NOW and pick up a pill now - in your mind - and take it

I have used this - this week, in the groups I do and with several individuals too.
Have you done it - because my clicks that follow will have more meaning if you do it .......

Most humans this week have made an instant decision.
Both have been taken.
Some have gone for the red pill - and explained why.
Some have gone for the blue.
A number going for the blue are humans who have had a tough life or are having such a tough time right now.
I understand deeply why they physically picked the blue pill.
The red is attractive to them but NOT NOW.

Some - including some with special needs, picked up the red.
It entered the mouth and, the Smartie, was swallowed.

I can take the red.
I must.
No judgement on those who do a different drug.

The discussion after the act of taking it - fab fab.
IT TRIGGERS reflection on life NOW and also how it can be in the future - the next step - around the next bend .......

Leave a pile of two colours of Jelly Beans on your work bench or desk.
Red and Blue only.
When asked about them - tell the story - ask them to pick one - physically. It is more powerful.
Better than a 'heady' discussion.
The discussion can be wonderful as humans explore life .......

The RED irritates ........ the RED refreshes the irritation.

That is what I have been doing some of the time this week .............

Taking the BLUE PILL .......

pipblue pill
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Beautiful Humans ......

gb nyhps
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

.... today I am meeting with my friend and artiste who has created most of the blob tree and blob lots of things for me ......... and did a lot of art in three of my books.
We will be talking about books for the future.
Mr Pointed Finger Person
Mr Palm Person

If you don't know about these blob things, have a click this way:-

Lots to tell you ....... will be back-2-the-blog-later ...... hey hey


Big ..... BIG JOHN ...........

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

........ my friend Big John ........ I met him at Greenbelt 2003 and never looked back since ......... has done some DUB!
He has taken some recorded material from the last week-end .... my voice during a show type thing I hosted, and overlaid it - done the dub stuff with it .......... and you can hear it by pasting this in your browser;-

Have a listen ....... I have never experienced the likes of it before .... I like it .......


Wednesday, February 16, 2005

````` MENTAL FIGHT '''''''''''''

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

I have just read ........
Ben Okri,

Mental Fight

It has been a special moment 'one hour.
It has given me depth. Touched my depths.
Truly touched my soul.
A depth untouched.
I needed to be touched.
I have just read Ben Okri
Mental Fight
It touched much of me
my journey
my hurts
fragile self
It touched something deep within
A yearning
a healing needed to be had '
A wash for my soul
I feel ' not washed
I feel contemplative
I feel stirred - a quiet gentle stirring
Not disturbed
Not exhilarated
Not excited
Not depressed
Not sad
I feel 'world'
small but larger
I have taken something in
I have been washed
want to tell
I want to - To share ' buy all the people I love a copy.

Ben Okri ' Mental Fight ' Phoenix ISBN 0 75381 0670

You may not feel it - but the truth is .....

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Greenbelts \NEW/ Programme Manager ...... Inspiring us all @ the week-end .........

gb sarah d
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

.. I am still posting some pix from the week-end I was privileged to be on.

When I was a battered youth worker in east London, leading a team and working with the street gangs and West (confuse goooogle) Ham Supporters .......... Greenbelt became my life blood.
I was a
'Greenbelt Taker'
and then I became a
'Greenbelt Maker'.

The best way to be a maker, not only a taker, is to become a Greenbelt Angel - see da web-site.
Angels have saved the Festival.
Angels will take it from Crisis to Sustainability.
Consider - please - becoming an Angel.

I am late posting as I am working away from home - feeling tired ....... not normal for me, late night wise.
I normally have to force myself to bed.
Think I will blog and slip into my zzzzzzzedz .......... :-)<>-I

I yearn to get closer to some I know who need to be in more contact with humans.
Social Psychology Research tells me that those who cut down their social networks suffer more illness. That is world wide research not just UK or Europe. Homeless bhps and others such as those from childrens homes, prisons, drug/alcohol rehab, are examples it seems to me. Family members are lost. Friendships discontinued. Community membership is removed as people have to move to gain support or housing. Hostels are not only full of those with special needs - but full of aching and isolated humans - Hunger - HUNGER ........... HUNGER

-H U N G E R-

We all HUNGER for;

-- Recognition
It is better to be shouted at or slapped - than ignored.
-- Stimulus
Babies do not develop without stimulation - nor do we.
-- Structure/Boundaries
We need to know that there is consequences from our actions

I want to get close so I can enter a helping relationship. That can only be done with their permission. That takes a relationship - confidence.
The very thing which cries " I am fumbling and stumbling" ........

So I will keep on . ......
Encouraged by the beautiful moments and seeing lives changed .......
Spurred on by those who do not look me in the eye ..... and then one day wave .....
My eyes widening when I get a smiling shining glance of the human eye - long before the face can be exercised in that way ....

The glory of God is a human fully alive .......
...... and I am about that business ...........
......... for myself ............... and anyone else wanting to journey .......


Monday, February 14, 2005

twoBEAUTIFULhumans .....

gb bhps
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

........ every month I drop a e-news thing to all the humans who have clicked the right buttons on my home page and registered ........ no spam from me mate ......
I need to do the FEB. one v soon so do me a favour ........ click in that wee box and get yourself a little pearl of wilson which is not the kind of thing I place on this public blog.

I like to send you a few things. Like I like to press my unique finger tip against yours ....... and how I like to ask a question. Let me ask one now er er er ......

I will try this one which I did last week in different places with humans with special needs - and they are special.

Get a piece of paper and place a dot in the centre.
Then draw a circle around it and three others around it in increasing sized circles.
Three sticky dots for each human ....... or if you are doing this alone just use a pen.
The three different coloured sticky dots are good with a group because people move and make a decision, self revelation to self and others, by sticking/placing a dot in that very place.
Question one - and I used this in a lead in to Valentines day remember - place the first dot in the right proximity to yourself which is in the centre. This person who you love most or, better still, who you feel the closest to you. Each member of the group does that - naming the person - if they are ok with that.
Then the second round with another 'dot' and then a third.
In a group - discuss.
With yourself - feel the feelings you have ...... but be honest.

The process - the feelings - the discussion, is revealing and delivers a sense of reality.


"The whole person is on the one side open to God,
and on the other side open to other people.
The isolated individual is not a real person,
for a real person lives in and for others.
This idea...could be summed up under the word love.
We become truly personal by loving God and by loving other humans.
By love,
I don't mean merely an emotional feeling,
but a fundamental attitude.
In its deepest sense,
love is the life,
the energy,
of the Creator in us.
We are not truly human as long as we are turned in on ourselves.
We become whole only insofar as we face others, and relate to them."
Kallistos Ware

........ you are .....bhp

==== Tony Campolo ====

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

..... had this man was at the week-end ....... a man I have long respected and a regular speaker at Greenbelt of years.
A sociologist
Inner city
Christianity into practice

His talk to the conference was a chat, not a hot preach.
he shared his view as an American - about the USA political system, as an insider as he used to be close to the past President.
His views on Bush and the war were as radical as I have heard AND coming from a clear Christian view point.
He disturbed my comfortable.
My view is - I am a desperate housewife when it comes to war - I hate it and did not agree with it. yet i am a supporter of the current government due to the delivery of many of the issues I feel are important to me as a Christian human and a lover of all humanity. They have led on social justice issues like no government in history - in my view.
You may have heard of my 'beautiful imperfection' clicking on his little glass screen of yours.
Governments too are like this.
All beautiful humans
All imperfect.
What an imperfection - to go to war and see the death of over 100,000 Iraqi humans and a nearly 2000 troop human persons.

hmmm .... this Campolo talk will be available to download from the gb website soon - I hope Bigjohn and big webmaster Paul!
If you are pro-life pro-anything beautiful human-wise ......... I yearn that you get it and get churned over.
I want to hear it again NOW.

"I find it strange that the last place I can really quote Jesus these days is in American churches.
They don't want to hear 'overcome evil with good.'
They don't want to hear 'those who live by the sword die by the sword.'
They don't want to hear 'if your enemy hurts you, do good, feed, clothe, minister to him.' They don't want to hear 'blessed are the merciful.'
They don't want to hear 'love your enemies.' "

- Tony Campolo, quoted in Christian Week magazine

Tony Campolo

gb tony c
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

This is for you today .......

gb heart
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

"Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach.
Or what's a heaven for ?"

Robert Browning
via Peter Bigg

Rufus Paul Eve & Andy

gb at pn+
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Red or Blue ........ I am about to as you the question ........
..... all the pix below are from the week-end and may be only of interest to the Greenbelt crowd - 17.5 beautiful humans last year........ and hundreds of thousands who have been to Greenbelt over the last 31 years.

The week-end was a special time arranged for those Greenbelt humans who are volunteers or Greenbelt Angels who are the core supporters of this vivid festival which has been my lifeblood for some 28 years.
It is not just entertainment - like a gig.
It is a community of humans who come together in large numbers on the August Bank Holiday each year.
It is a large group of humans who are on a Road Less Travelled.
I suppose it is a home for restless souls.

I was reminded over the last days about the Matrix Film feature about;
Take the Red Pill - take the Blue pill ......... and there is a fantastic dance record with that theme.
The Blue Pill is the safe/comfortable/rich/fat/self/'stack up' the larder-bank-pleasure departments of life.
The Red Pill is the risk - the uncomfortable - the Road Less Travelled- the upside down - the becoming - the yearning to be on the edge - not wanting to be satisfied but to go beyond that - always wanting to refresh the irritation.

Take the Red Pill to refresh ......... the irritation.

Have you taken your Red Pill today?


Sunday, February 13, 2005

Me and Jude loving the w/end ....

gb &Jude
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Greenbelt Angel - Nicky

gb niy
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Robert Beckford - what a fantastic communicator ....

gb robt beford
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Jules Grace & BigJohn

gb bjFam
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Richard and Big John ....

gb bj&r
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Steve and Liz ......

gb steveLiz
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Peter & Gill ..... Festival keys .....

gb gillpete
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

It is the 14th Feb ..... KISSKISSKISS .... HEY HEY

gb val kiss
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Spiritual Coffee Time ....

gb w:p3
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Hanging out between things .... beaitiful .....

gb w:p
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

I will post a few others .......

gb w:p
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Chris doing his stuff @ the w/e .....

gb chris
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Fav Cafe - Fav Pic .............

new pic favpic
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

If I am anything as a beautiful human, it is what I ;
my relationships
and loves

These are things that define a human and they are all 'in process'.

Dare I say,
it seems to me you are now a bhp


Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

This is me with some mates in my heavy drinking - heavy Rugby playing days (hence the black eyes).

......... I am away on the Greenbelt Angels w/e .......... it is 2 am and time for bed - really!

I want to blog because I have them things inside which need to come out - at the same time I don't know if this will hit the light of day before I return home on Sunday ....... you can tell what day it is - I am confused!

Big stuff ....... Paul and Claire couldn't fly out of Guernsey to be with us due to the stinking fog! This is important! He had some cigars for me and some greatest hits of the Chambers life during the past year. Not to mention that he had planned a seminar and we will miss them and we them. grrr

What they will miss id the delight - meeting and being with so many Greenbelt humans ........ I love it love it.
Also the talk from Tony Campolo tonight was worth the cost of the week-end alone ................. and more to come ............ we are in for a great time.

Must go to zzzzzzeds ......... and catch you tomorrow ....... stay beautiful.


SATURDAY I am in a wireless sorted and working Conference Centre ....
........ been active today amongst beautiful humans ....... at the Greenbelt w/end and loving meeting the older friends and the new. That is the joy ... the main satisfaction - meeting people.
Compared with working with those who are special with special needs - this is, not a doddel - because we all have needs and some of us are tight with new humans and some of us are more immediate in making contact and building up from there.

Did a session today - or more like I designed it and led it with lots of others involved - giving - contributing. I was fun and inspiring. Was so good that they all want another one later today hey hey. Now hmmm ..... I have used the big knickers and the balloons .......... what else can I think of ......

Friday, February 11, 2005


Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

..... new music today ...... remember I like Dance Music ..... stuff that lifts the spirit and does not bore you to death or send you to sleep.

This is Mylo - Destroy Rock and Roll ................... it is really good.
It has a few softer 'trip dance' type trax but is uplifting and better than SO much stuff around. It has a preacher on the title track listing all the artistes who he is against ......
you may have heard it on the radio.

...... I just love this spirit lifting stuff .......... I dance in secret you know shhhhhh

Dance like no-one is watching
Sing like no-one is listening
Love like you have never been hurt.


RL beef
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

................ beef on the bone is back ..... the SUPER LEAGUE starts a new season tonight.

I will be catching as many live matches as posible ....... I have the same phylosophy similar to U2 concerts!
Most weeks you will find me and Joan excited as we watch the one eyed monster - Friday night and Saturdays ............... and this week-end STINK! I am away on the Greenbelt Angels w/e ........ that is my first choice of course.

If you want a team to support - how about mine?
The Saints ........ St Helens is the club and the town I was brought to life in.

I feel I have not blogged proper this week. A sign of being busy. Lots of reflections in my soul to leak out as I churn them over and share them via these clicking keys.

...... remember you are beautiful ...... if no-one has told you recently ....... YOU ARE!


Thursday, February 10, 2005

-AllAboutJoy ..........

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Joy is a subject I go on and on about.
It's one of the only emotions you can't contrive.
It's impossible.
Despair and anger are easier to convey. Great rock 'n' roll, the raw stuff, is pure joy.
It's that sense of being alive, of being grateful for your pulse." Bono U2

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

..... I feel ........
looked down on

I feel ok
I have feelings as a result of behaviour of others.

I notice when I am not given recognition and normal value
I don't expect special treatment
Normally others treat me as a normal human person
When I am given sideways glances and grunts and dismissive comments
I notice it.

I am responsible for my behaviour
Others are responsible theirs.
I will continue to be a warm outgoing human to them - the best I can be.
I will not be a reacting person.
I will decide how to behave.
Not respond as others do.

When I have feelings I clock them and try to understand - them - me.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Thi sail around the world thing and all the attention leaves me cold - I do not know why! Am I on my own and just not sporty or sensitive enough??

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

The whole person is ......

col keys
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

"The whole person is on the one side open to God,
and on the other side open to other people.
The isolated individual is not a real person,
for a real person lives in and for others.
This idea...could be summed up under the word love.
We become truly personal by loving God and by loving other humans.
By love,
I don't mean merely an emotional feeling,
but a fundamental attitude.
In its deepest sense,
love is the life,
the energy,
of the Creator in us.
We are not truly human as long as we are turned in on ourselves.
We become whole only insofar as we face others, and relate to them."

Kallistos Ware