Piper’s Pen

‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you’- Maya Angelou

Systemic Work(s)
Systemic Work(s)

Systemic Works, for me February 2016 For centuries, people from all sorts have been asking important questions to move away from daily, mundane, life. Looking for language to suit the experience. When, years ago, I started studying the Systemic way of thinking,...

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For the turn and the Flow of you onward way
For the turn and the Flow of you onward way

As I was clearing out my office this week, I stumbled across some of my ramblings from 2009 in one of my old writing books and started reading. They were on our repatriation to Holland after living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It wasn't the easiest of times as we had...

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Welcoming the new and the unknown
Welcoming the new and the unknown

This year, I started the new year with a workshop by Jan Jacob Stam at The Hellinger Institute. The workshop characterised by it's open nature to explore the past, the emerging future, saying goodbye and welcoming the new. And how and why do we do all that really? The...

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Singing your own tune
Singing your own tune

When you feel alone Listen to the birds singing outside The ruffle of the bushes And feel the sunrays fill the room The curtains blow in and out with the wind In and out Listen, more carefully, to the birds outside They are not working hard at accomplishing their tune...

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Chapter 2- Babysteps

It was summer, 2003. I look at him as he lies there. He can’t tell me how he is feeling.  I watch him toss and turn uncomfortably with, obviously high, fevers; I listen to his incoherent mumblings and grunts of pain. I sit like this by his bed for, what seems to be,...

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