Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.

Jen contemplates the meaning of nothingness. Calverts Beach, South Arm Peninsula. March 2011.

Is nothing something?

Is absence presence?

If a void is an empty space and a vacuum is empty of matter is there such thing as a void? Is there such thing as a vacuum? If there is, does that mean that nothing is something?

Is non-existence essential for existence to be?

Is a void raw existence?

Is being being?

If we are nowhere are we anywhere? Anywhere must be somewhere, right?

If we are talking about nothing does that necessarily engender something?

Is a memory something? Is a real memory real? Is a real memory more real than an imagined memory?

Henry has be of absolutely no use at answering any of these questions, and Ezra is barely any better!


Carola said...

Sand is sand is sand.

Roddy said...

'Space', is supposedly a void and yet it is full of everything. A vacuum, as demonstrated at school is minus oxygen. Space is a concept. Space is an idea. Space is the beginning and end of everything.

Kris said...

Carola, unless it is dirt.

Roddy, actually space is the boundless, three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction.

Roddy said...

Touche. You have covered space nicely.