Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Nothingness Shapes Things."

In class, “wrestling” was an emphasized part of this assignment. Ironically, WWE aired wrestling matches tonight—I don’t know if they were championships or super bowls or matches or whatever they call them, but I do know that my Twitter was filled with tweets about them from one particular, normally docile friend whom I call “Pooh Bear”. 
Let the wrestling begin!

First match: Rachel vs. “Nothingness shapes things.” 
Rachel will be making a lot of obvious statements and asking a lot of questions which she truly does not know the answers to.  The quote will defend itself by simply sitting in its mystifying existence. 
“Nothingness shapes things.” 
Does this mean that my body is not shaped by its flesh and organs contained in skin, but by the nothingness that surrounds it?  That’s not possible.  There’s air and coal mine pollutants surrounding my body; there is no emptiness on, or around this earth. 
At least, I think so…I tried scouring Google for an explanation of physical nothingness, but I got so far in over my head, I think I may have to take a break from thinking and come back to this.
Twenty-One Hours Later….
Does nothingness shape what people believe in?  Do people believe in truth because the lack of it is devastating?  Is that nothingness, or is that just an opposite? 
Does nothingness shape what we believe to be true?  Do we believe in the ground beneath our feet, because nothingness is not there—and…therefore shaping it.
I feel like I’m getting nowhere, after I thought I had a lot to say about this.

When I think of this quote, I think of the universe, and everything inside it, being what it is because the vast black nothingness surrounds it, outlining it.

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