In spite

By Nicholas Hooper

In spite of everything that I put in my way
In spite of every discouragement that I seek
In spite of every distraction that I can find
In spite of all the fences that I must climb
In spite of all the traps that I can stumble into
In spite of all the rivers that I must cross
In spite of all the tragedies of the world
In spite of all the neglected that need me
In spite of every blind alley, red herring, wrong turn, mistake that isn’t, despair that needn’t be
I write to find my soul’s journey
I play to find me.



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