Today I want to talk about nothing.
Because sometimes, nothing holds everything.
Just ask someone who answers “nothing” when asked what’s wrong.
Sometimes there’s no-thing to say,
No-thing to do
But that doesn’t mean nothing is going on.
Nothing has everything to say, but instead hides
Nothing is as big as everything
Just as vast
Occupying every single empty space
Nothing is heavy
Just look into the eye of those of which nothing has happened
Those who feel stuck waiting for an answer that hasn’t arrive yet.
Nothing is oppressive.
How funny is that an absence can be felt so heavily.
There’s also the minimizing nothing, blurted if we don’t want to face our mistakes or disappointments.
“Oh it was nothing!” Some may say it when you talk about the worst day of your life, or you might say it when people compliment you after you’ve succeeded at something difficult.
Nothing is safe. Nothing saves you from being vulnerable. Nothing ends a conversation, but nothing is never no-thing.