Thin ice

By Nicholas Hooper

I’m not always sure that I’m the one in control
The trouble is that if you allow things to happen
Instead of making them happen
You have this uneasy feeling
Of being on
Thin ice

Just imagine
What might be happening
Just beneath your surface
All that creative food that you eat every day
Listening to this or that, hearing conversations
Playing music with others who might be on their own
Thin ice

What then?



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