Monday, September 12, 2011


I've been thinking about this post for the past two days (ever since Flip mentioned it in the post on the word "Island"). I attempted to start something on Saturday but came up with nothing. I again thought about it on Sunday but still nothing. Maybe I was afraid or maybe I felt I didn't have enough time to get my thoughts out full fleshed.

Here, I am am Monday morning and from the time I woke up I was thinking about "nothing". I got on to the computer with the intention of writing this post of "nothing". Oddly enough this thinking about "nothing" must have somehow crawled into my subconscious because I just really could not come up with anything, I had nothing. I usually take a few minutes to surf the net before I get down to blogging. But this morning it ended up being a good 40 minutes give or take. I was on wikipedia, amazon, google, you name it I was there. I was everywhere but here. My mind was full of mindless nothingness. And that's when it came to me. I would introduce this topic with a short presentation of the nothingness I was experiencing.I guess you can say I was a "Blank Frank".

I wonder what is more harrowing... nothing itself or the awareness of nothing? Nothingness can be a wonderful state of mind clearing - which never really hurt anyone. Or maybe nothing is that good feeling of complacency. Than comes that awareness of nothing which is the real wake up call. You're left staring at an expression of nothingness. This awareness can hurt. It's brutal sometimes. but it's that shock to the system that gets me motivated. So, here I am writing about nothing.

Nothing: Amounting to nothing, as in offering no prospects for satisfaction (wow, this description is pretty bleak).

Nothing: In no respect or degree; not at all: It was nothing like that.

Nothing: Nonexistence; nothingness

I hope you enjoyed this talk about nothing. I really did and really it was nothing.



  1. I have nothing to say. No comment, nothing at all.

    I liked your nothing post, especially the dog hahaha

  2. Nothing to do?
    Nothing to do?
    Put some mustard in your shoe.
    Fill your pockets full of soot,
    Drive a nail into your foot,
    Put some sugar in your hair,
    Leave your toys upon the stairs,
    Smear some jelly on the latch,
    Eat some mud and strike a match,
    Draw a picture on the wall,
    Roll some marbles down the hall,
    Put some ink in daddy's cap--
    Now go upstairs and take a nap.
    - Shel Silverstein
    (I love him!!)

  3. I think you may have missed the point here. The strange thing about nothing is that it is actually something. It is a word



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