Unburden and be young again

By Nicholas Hooper

Age brings burdens with it.
Memories, griefs, responsibilities, family ties, caring.
Earlier in life, there was the job and the finding a relationship.
It seemed hard at the time but in a way, it was simple – just do it and come home.
Now, in older age, the burdens have crept up, unnoticed, and filled faces with lines.
Misty eyes need glasses and shoulders sag from the weight of all these things.
The body is old enough as it is, so put down your burden for a while.
Rest and enjoy the fresh youth of life.
The sun, the flowers, the birds.
And be young again
Just now.



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