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Nothing

Sincerity aside, nothing says something like nothing. Look at the word. NO THING. Phrases like "Nothing will get in my way!" They become absurd when one realizes that, nothing does get in the way and causes havoc all the time. If nothing is no thing, it is certainly around a lot. What's happening? Gains the response, nothing. If it can happen it has to around. But it is no thing, so, it cannot be something that's happening. Perhaps its a void of things that happens. Perhaps it is the Zen moment that the holy ones have been searching for as in, "Is nothing sacred?" Perhaps it is, and we simply cast it off as nothing.

I almost feel like I'm writing about nothing.
RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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In our crazy reality, nothing is something -- a place holder, a marker, for those things we are missing. Nothing gets in the way and reminds us of those truths, although we would probably prefer they dissolve carelessly away, like sweet cotton candy melting on the palate with a smile.

Zero was invented to make it easier to add and count ...

And yet, zero plus one still yields an emptiness and loneliness. The zero, although a placeholder, is incapable of fulfillment.

Useless, usefulness, Zero! Use it to make tens and hundreds or tenths and millionths. Add it to something and get what you all ready Had! It is a miracle of nothingness making your life and mine easier! Yeah, Wall Street needs it and all of the zeros are replaced with an ad pitch. No capacity for fulfillment, for it has no capacity, none, zero, zip, nada, cipher that one and still get one.

So well said!! And yet, how we cling to this nothingness... this zero. And how we place such emphasis on its placement either before the decimal, or after. For something that is nothing, it can garner a lot of attention. And yet, its illusory status is revealed in the darkest corners of our minds.

Now you're living in my world! J-P Sartre, "Being and Nothingness" a long read into oblivion, but not back. His better write was a play, "No Exit" No uplifting, but very thought provoking on those "darkest corners of our minds." (also, Beckett's "Waiting for Gadot")

Visiting your world tends to be illuminating in the most unexpected ways. :-) A long read into oblivion...that sounds tempting and exhausting at the same time. I will have to look up the works you mentioned. Perhaps they were able to see beyond the zero.

Indeed, enjoy!

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