Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Gil Scott Heron - I love this man RIP

I love this man
his art
is damaged life - RIP
Gil Scott-Heron
who I nearly met 
at Greenbelt
BUT I did
meet his band.
AND saw him live in London
before he passed

Watch this on FULL SCREEN
Look at the beautiful man
Precious ...........


Thinking of 2014 and YOU. 
Wishing you
Happy New Year-ness 
and beyond as you give 
love & light 
to your closest, 
those who you will never know 
AND friends, like me, 
who love you with 100% eternally. 
Thank you for sharing
your one precious life 
in this direction. 
Make Beautiful in 2014

Love NEW Year

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas can change your life.

Bono about New Years Eve.

"I love that moment. 
I always take it seriously. 
We always 
make prayers at that moment. 
The kids are around 
and we have fireworks, 
we tie our prayers to the rockets 
and send them off." 

-- Bono, on celebrating New Year's

Model emotional intelligence.

Hello you beautiful human. 

Think one word to describe your FEELINGS at the moment. 
Say the word out loud.
It makes it more real.
(or if someone is within earshot - write down - but
it needs to be concrete - not just a fleeting thought!!)

Often I ask a human 'what are you feeling right now?'
I usually get as an answer::
1 A description of what they are thinking - but communicated with feelings.
2 An opinion - answered with some feeling.
I don't usually get - a feeling, a word describing how they are feeling.

Working it out with a group ..........
My delight! - with some coaching and encouragement -
I start to receive feeling words.
I have used activities and eventually I receive a feeling words from each one and I am absolutely delighted. 

This can be a major step - a great step into awareness and skill.
It can help equip us - and young humans for years ahead.
They can reflect on their feelings, articulate them and then decide how to communicate from a position of emotional intelligence rather than emotions being in control.

If we are in leadership or a Parent -
we model behaviour and,
more importantly, 
model Emotional Intelligence.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

I was beautiful too.

YOU are beautiful
NOW !!

Pip Poem about a damaged flower.

The Human soul is HUNGRY for beauty.

The human soul is hungry for beauty; 
we seek it everywhere 
— in landscape, music, art, clothes, 
furniture, gardening, companionship, 
love, religion, and in ourselves.

When we experience the Beautiful, 
there is a wonderful sense of homecoming; 
we feel fully alive. 
Our lives become illuminated 
and we come to glimpse behind the shudder of appearances, 
the sure form of things.

Beauty is the true priestess of individuation.
But our times are dominated by anxiety 
and by what is vulgar, coarse, and artificial. 
Were Beauty to awaken in the fields of politics, 
religion, planning, discourse, 
and seeing, 
our world would heal 
and fresh wells of hope would refresh us.

by John O’Donohue, 
Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

POWERFUL Bethlehem Unwrapped Festival - GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN = RAW

London church unveils temporary replica of Bethlehem’s “separation wall” [video]

St. James Church, Picadilly Square, Central London, Separation Wall, Palestine, Bethlehem Separation Wall, prefab 8 meter concrete wall in London, Bethlehem Unwrapped Festival
Too many people have an idealized picture in their head of what Bethlehem looks like today, but St. James Church in central London aims to change that with an 8 meter temporary tall wall that obscures the church’s façade. 
A focal point of the Bethlehem Unwrapped Festival that officially kicks off on 29 December, 2013, the wall was built to create solidarity with the Palestinian people who live in Bethlehem and also to give Londoners a sense of what the traditional birthplace of Jesus is really like today.
“We’ve spend eight months planning to build this replica of the separation wall in Palestine and eight days,” said festival artistic director Justin Butcher in the following YouTube video. “It’s taken a lot of scaffolding and a lot of hard work… and today’s it’s gone up and we’ve done it.”
Constructed out of long, thin prefabricated concrete slabs, the wall blocks St. James Church from view, a reality organizers say people living in Bethlehem cope with on a daily basis.
But even as Palestinians face this massive obstruction and other difficulties in their lives, most people continue to think of the Bethlehem depicted in the bible – a myth perpetuated in churches and Christian schools throughout the globe.
“We’re unwrapping the traditional, Victorian, sentimental images of Christmas and showing this is what Bethlehem today looks like – an eight-meter high concrete separation wall surrounding it,” says Butcher.
“St. James’s Church Piccadilly is delighted to be hosting this festival…, says Lucy Winkett, the church’s Rector. “At Christmas, when will be singing ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem,’ we are glad to be in solidarity with the people of Bethlehem by celebrating the culture of the land that Jews, Muslims and Christians all call holy.”
Unveiled just two days before Christmas, the wall will be up until 5 January, 2014, and Winkett urges Londoners to come for a visit.
Rather than create further divisions with this controversial temporary construction however, the collaborators behind the project, including Amos Trust, Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, Interpal, ICAHD UK, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, P21 Gallery,Tipping Point North South, War on Want and Zaytoun CIC, hope to create a warm and welcome space complete with good music, comedy, food and films.
“The most unhelpful thing you can do is be pro one side; it just adds to the conflict,” says Sami Awad, Director of Holy Land Trust. “We have to not only understand those people who are oppressing us, but try to walk in their shoes, and ultimately to really engage with what it means to love our enemies.”
People are encouraged to write personal messages of solidarity on the separation wall before it is disassembled.

1998 ROLLING MAGAZINE - One minute Video

Back-in-the-day ROLLING MAGAZINE

Euromeet 1998: Rolling Magazine mit Erinder Pip Wilson

Royal Albert Hall - a year of performances HERE.

Remarkable time lapse stills of a year in the 

Spot the Ballet, Tennis, Bands, Proms ++++++++


“People don’t want 
They want 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Really HARD at this time of year ....

"The thing that is really hard, 
and really amazing, 
is giving up on being perfect 
and beginning the work 
of becoming yourself." 

– Anna Quindlen

Feeling NEW YEAR

May your trails be 

... leading to the most amazing view.
May your mountains 
rise into 
above the clouds.

Earth Apples: 

The Poetry of Edward Abbey (1994)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Blessed are the lost and confused, for admitting what the rest of us deny

Blessed are the lost and confused, for admitting what the rest of us deny

Blessed are the paranoid for they will realise they were right all along

Blessed are the addicts, for they will be able to release themselves

Blessed are the welcoming and friendly, for they will be welcomed by many friends

Blessed are those who are cursed by bad luck, for their number will finally come up

Blessed are they who find they cannot believe, for they will find honesty is a fruit of the Spirit

Blessed are those willing to go the second mile, for they will get a lift

Blessed are those who see Love in the eyes of the forgotten, for they will find Love gazing back at them

Blessed are those who use foreign names for God, for one day we will all speak in tongues.

Blessed are those who have lost their life, for they will find  Life comes looking for them

Blessed are those with a roof over their heads,

food on the table, work that rewards and friends to rely on,

for there isn’t much more anyone can ask for

Blessed are those who find the poetry in religion,

for they will find a divine rhyme in the ordinary and everyday

Blessed are all of us who are found wanting, for we will all be found wanted.

Picture by U2
Words by Martin Wroe

Ordinary Love - the video


U2 - Ordinary Love (Paul Epworth Remix)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

In the face of Christmas

In the Face of Christmas

let us ask God for a good Christmas:
that no powerful nation
should tax the poor
or uproot them;
that no unmarried mother
should be put away in disgrace;
that no door will be shut
on those that need to find it open;
that shepherds and sheep and all of nature
need not be afraid;
that walls, barbed wire and angry soldiers
may not be found in Bethlehem;
that wise men and wise women 
might appear in Wales, in Scotland, in Ireland, in England,
in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Syria and in your street;
that children may be preserved
from those who would abuse them;
that this Christmas,
you may become a manger
and your home a stable
and the rumour become a reality
that Christ has come among us.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Love divine all love .........

you tell someone
'you are beautiful'
with meaning
with words
with body posture
with facial expressions
with tone of voice
with eyes - 
you are living Christmas
you are demonstrating Christmas
you are exhibiting Christmas
you are being Christmas - 
with acceptance
with value
with love.

Love divine
all loves exceeding.

When did you last last hold a baby God?

When did you last last hold a baby up to
your own face, God,
smell the warm body,
touch the innocent skin,
know the life pass between you, with no words?

Do you have feelings too, God?
Do things touch you?
Are you spirit or are you substance,
for real or only ether-real,
or you there or everywhere?
If we reached out and touched you
would our hands pass right through
…your elusive, divine self?

by Martin Wroe

I am a jumble of inner goings on.

I am a jumble of inner goings on.
I am listening to my Christmas tracks/mix for the first time '13.
Cannot believe that it is Christmas Day on tomorrow !

Received a call from my beautiful human friend in Norway - Oyvin.
I am feeling for/with humans I love .................
I have a jumble of feelings
I am compiling my annual SELECTION BOX of 2013 music.
I am released by prisoners released
I am trapped by prisoners in prison
I am troubled by many who don't carry Christmas in their heart.

Mrs Beautiful is cooking a ham.

I am feeling ...............
Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room .....................

Mrs Beautiful is making Mince Pies and Almond Tarts.

I am dwelling on those who are facing Christmas in fear.
Little children who are in the way.
Teenagers pregnant without a shed to sleep in.
Teenagers who have complex violent relationships.
Humans who will not chose to be alone but .......

I am feeling ................

Christmas always brings back memories of our childhood.
I think that is something special about Christmas
compared with other festivals and special days.

What are your positive first memories of your Christmas?
A Christmas smell?
A Christmas visual?
A Christmas taste?
A Christmas touch?
A Christmas present?
A Christmas meal?
A Christmas gathering?
A Christmas activity?
A Christmas person?

Feel Christmas
Welcome it into your heart
Make Christmas
Make Beautiful


“People, look east. 
The time is near.
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
look East and sing today:
Love the Guest 
is on the way.”

Let us join the vulnerable babe

As the violence 
the loudness, 
the oppression, 
the killing at home or abroad – 
I have decided to make my life an act of love.

Let us join the vulnerable babe this Christmas. 
Maskless vulnerability.
So love can get in.
So love can get out.

Not the kind of God I want. He is too powerless for my liking.

Christmas makes me nervous.
The Infinite who came in a feeding trough is not the kind of God I want.
He is too powerless for my liking.
Such a God is an embarrassment,
not just to the Herod's of this world,
but to all who are enamoured with themselves and their own potency.
I don’t want this God.
I have an inn to offer,
decorated for Christmas,
not a stinking stall.
God exists in weakness and comes to those who reach up to him with
empty hands.
He is neither useful nor helpful.
He came and still comes,
not to solve our problems or answer our questions or fulfil our
needs or bless our endeavours,
but to expose our problems,
to question our answers,
to be our need,
and to point us to his kingdom.
In Christ,
God enters time and space to turn our world upside down and inside out.
“Valleys are made high, mountains are laid low.”
We are left bewildered,

Charles Moore



December 23, 2013

Jazzanova’s Alex Barck posted THIS.
Big ups to Mr Barck and the Sonar Kollektiv crew
for the opportunity –
both massively influential and inspirational to me.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wondrous stuff from Esther Baker - 5 minute little talk about health and death/illness.

wondrous stuff from Esther Baker - 5 minute little talk about heath and death/illness.



This Christmas, in celebration of the ‘little town of Bethlehem’, the Bethlehem Unwrapped festival will support Holy Land Trust’s unique work providing non-violence training for children, young people and adults.
Justin Butcher web
 “I visited Bethlehem for the first time last year and came away profoundly inspired by the extraordinary peace-makers I met on both sides of the divide. In Bethlehem, a new cultural phenomenon is springing up, which Palestinians describe as ‘Beautiful Resistance’ – in art, music, dance and drama, street theatre and comedy – expressing their determination to resist injustice and to celebrate their hope for freedom in the seeming absence of all hope.  It’s my hope that the Bethlehem Unwrapped festival, with its amazing and eclectic line-up of artists and events, will give audiences here in the UK the chance to experience some of the hope of the people of Bethlehem this Christmas.” 

Justin Butcher, Creative Director 

What’s on

Bethlehem Unwrapped brings together a rich and eclectic programme of culture. Tickets for all events are available HERE.
ART - December 23rd 6pm: ‘Unwrapped’ – Opening ceremony featuring unveiling of major art installation in St James’s Courtyard, broadcast message fromHoly Land Trust director Sami Awad in Bethlehem, and opening of children’s art exhibition from Bethlehem, ‘All They Paint is the Wall’. Un-ticketed, free event
POETRY – December 29th 7.30pm: ‘Slammed Up’ – an evening of slam poetry in the key of freedom, with 2012 World Slam championHarry Baker, Rafeef ZiadahZia AhmedBridget Minamore & Dizraeli. More info here and to buy tickets click here.

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COMEDY – December 30th 7.30pm:  ‘Stand Up Against the Wall’ – comedy with BBC comedy star & Independent columnist Mark Steel, the renowned Jeremy Hardy, Hampstead Comedy Club host Ivor Dembina (****The Guardian), Andy Zaltzman (“Breathtakingly good” Time Out) & Dave Cohen (“Smart & very funny” Huffington Post UK)
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FILM – Jan 2nd 7.30pm: ‘Jeremy Hardy vs the Israeli Army’ – comedy doc following News Quiz veteran Jeremy Hardy on a hair-raising path through the Second Intifada. Palestinian film-maker and Bethlehem resident Leila Sansour will participate in a Q&A after the screening. (“Outstanding … riveting” **** Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)
Yoyam Ottolenghi & Sammi Tamini
CUISINE – Jan 3rd 7.30pm: Bethlehem Feast – Yotam Ottolenghiand Sami Tamimi present a Bethlehem Christmas dinner, raising funds for Holy Land Trust’s ‘Future Peacemakers’ appeal. A unique opportunity for a truly seasonal feast in the presence of the masters of Middle Eastern cuisine. Come prepared for after-dinner dancing, led by Palestinian dance troupe Al-ZaytounaPresented by Zaytoun CIC and Rocket Food. 
PANEL – Jan 4th 8pm: ‘Both sides of the Barrier – Separation or Security?’ – speakers include Jeff Halper, founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD),  Leila Sansour, Bethlehem resident, filmaker and founder of Open BethlehemYiftah Curiel, public affairs spokesman at Embassy of Israel, London and Alan Johnson, Britain Israel Communications and Research CentreChaired by David Loyn, BBC Newsnight Afghanistan correspondent.
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MUSIC – Jan 5th 7.30pm: ‘The Bridge’ – concert with legendary violinist Nigel Kennedy and friends, performing his own composition The Bridge, with singers from the Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, world-renowned Palestinian singer Reem Kelani, actor Adjoa Andoh and guest speaker Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
For tickets to all events, click here

From the book I read when I awake at 4/5am

Sara Miles BHP

My beautiful 2013 friend sent me this to share with you - blooming friend

My beautiful 2013 friend sent me this 
to share with you - blooming friend

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I was born to be with you .......

I was born
I was born
to be with you
In this space and time