By Nicholas Hooper

the most difficult word in the universe.
Not understanding is our curse.
No one can see inside
another’s mind.

Finding a way
to get closer to
understanding another,
is a path that some take and,
leaving their own spinning internal narrative,
dare to ask, and with all their awareness fully engaged,
away from their own wishes and leanings and learnings,
they may come to some insight inside another’s mind and
finally understand.



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