A millionth

By Nicholas Hooper

To see a millionth of another’s universe, to see past the barriers that protect her precious galaxy when all the doors have gradually opened and all the other people’s stories have been told. To hold that silence of eyes, that closeness that every being yearns for, that time of essence and untold joy. It is to catch sight of a tiny part of that other person’s universe, a place that is so vast that no man can hold more that his own mind and just a glimpse of another’s.

That moment when you see inside another’s mind, catching the edge, the outer ring of distant planets, that is the most precious intimacy we can ever hope for and it is a moment full of eternity.

Time stops.

All stops.

Breath is held, and

We explore that millionth,

That fraction that is another’s soul.



About Dawnings:
“Every morning at around 5am I get up and go down to my studio. After a short meditation I write down whatever is in my head, giving myself fifteen minutes to do so. Then moving over to the piano, I improvise and record a piece of music inspired by whatever words I just wrote. It is a great way of keeping both my writing and my composing going and I call these small creations Dawnings. They are mostly unedited, like sketches, so that they keep that fresh feeling of an early morning discovery.”

— Nick Hooper