Grief or grievance?
By Nicholas Hooper
Is it my grief or a grievance that shadows my day?
All that guilt and suffering and dismay.
Would I have done this or could I have done that?
What’s done is done and now I must carry on
carrying the things that I can do and must do and
want to do and when all is done and I look back.
Please heaven I can take joy from all the love around me
and rest in the stillness of a job well done!
“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 (or a more portable instrument like my Ukulele when I'm away), 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