By Nicholas Hooper

Solemnly I hope that someone gets better.
The disaster brain lurches in glorifying in the worst
but recovery is a gentle and undramatic art.

Healing takes its time and with that, hope.
Hope for the ‘silver lining’ of a change that will free someone
from the stresses and strains that brought them down.

Visualise the smile, not the frown,
hoping that someone will know they are loved and cared for
through the trials of recouperation, and so be healed for life.



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 (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