By Nicholas Hooper

The flatness, the sameness, caught me by surprise.
Such a great day.
Full of happy happenings, good news and brotherhood.
But the day ended and an empty feeling came.
I had not expected this.
I had expected rolling hills of joy, not the flat plains of sadness.
This is another day, and may the unexpected by the surprise of love.



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