Points of Light
By Nicholas Hooper
Funny how just as you neared a morning fraught with potential problems, this title came to your mind. The day after you had discovered that you had unintentionally hurt a good, good friend too. There are times when optimism sings through: things will improve, everyone is trying their best, so many mean well, and, and you discovered how much a friendship meant and how, with a careless, unconscious jibe, you could cause so much perturbation to someone who meant so much to you.
Walk in the light, with awareness your beacon. There is a joke that is not a joke, there is fear where no fear is needed, there is love all around you even if you hadn’t realised it. You are valued, needed, wanted and your presence on this earth does make a difference.
Look up at the night skies and see the stars – points of light. Tiny illuminations that seem so minuscule are in fact huge stars beyond your comprehension. You never knew that but are told now and you believe it even though you cannot see it.
The universe is massive, incomprehensible and each of us carries a part of it inside ourselves. You struggle to be somebody but you are somebody. And so is everyone else. You don’t need to be famous or even known. You can be alone but still be somebody because love surrounds you, if only you knew it. Like the stars in the night sky it is massive. Pinpricks of a billion minds are forever points of light.
“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