2/05/2008

Not Much Ado About Something

They say that the human mind is like an open book. Imagine my chagrin to find mine has blank pages! That would suggest that if I were to speak my mind, I would have nothing to say.

What then can one talk about, when one has nothing to say?

Consider the proverbial tree in the forest; if it falls and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If I were to post an article about something and no one was to read it, wouldn't it follow that nothing was read? Conversely, and herein lies a conundrum, if I were to post about nothing and someone was to read it, how is it that something was read? Or was it?

When asked to speak one's mind, how is this possible when one's mind is blank? Can one talk about nothing? It is said that politicians can speak at length without saying anything. Is it really possible to say something, and yet say nothing? Surely, in this case, nothing is something. Isn't it?

There must be something to nothing. After all, we hear nothing all the time. When an athletic team is shut out, they scored nothing. Isn't that something? "Hey buddy, got a fiver I can borrow?" "Sorry mate, my pockets are empty." But wait, don't pockets have insides? Now that's something!

Even Shakespeare wrote "Much Ado About Nothing." Curiously, there was something about that piece of work. There must nothing in something; if not then nothing is nothing.

I'm glad this makes sense to no one because I know nothing of the something I am talking about, because I have absolutely nothing to talk about. Something about nothing has just got to better than nothing about something. Don't you agree?

However, if this makes sense to someone, then they know something of the nothing that I don't know what I am talking about. That means they would know exactly as much as I know. Nothing!

Now, isn't that something?

Since, I have nothing to say about something, or anything for that matter, I will say nothing until I think of something to say.

I think the Blues Magoos said it best: We Ain't Got Nothing Yet..."


No.117

4 comments:

Hale McKay said...

Seeing that I am exhausted both mentally and physically, I could think of little of something and a lot of nothing to write about for today's post.

Ironically, to this blank mind, this post actually meant something. It says nothing!

Bilbo said...

Oddly enough, I just can't think of a thing to say by way of comment...

Serena Joy said...

Well, there are more things, yada-yada-yada, Horatio. For being exhausted, you sure got my brain to straining.:)

Hale McKay said...

What'd I say?