New things

By Nicholas Hooper

New things are bright and shiny,
they are hard because they haven’t been worn into my life yet,
they are unfamiliar and must be got used to
I don’t like new things.

Give me the worn and warm things that are homely,
that welcome me into my place where I know how things feel,
that have lived with me for a long time.

Old things are full of memories, feelings, that connect to happy past times.
They are causing no trouble to the world, no consumption, no emissions.
They sit there, ready to be used and treasured.

I don’t like new things
but there are times when I need them.
Nothing lasts for ever and that makes me sad
but the truth is that new things are a part of life and must be welcomed and lived with.



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