Every so often I feel like I have nothing to blog about. This is one of those times. Some of it has to do with the fact that I have been involved in planning a party (a reception, actually) for the new director of the Huron Library and that event will be taking place tomorrow. I keep going over and over the details to make sure that we have not forgotten anything. Moreover, that I, personally, have not forgotten something crucial for this event.
So, in place of my own blog, I give you a paper my son Mark wrote in the sixth grade for an assignment. It was on the subject of nothing since that was the kids' response to the teacher's question about homework ("they would rather do nothing"). At which point, he told them to write a two hundred word essay on Nothing.
What is Nothing?
What is nothing? Nothing is no thing. Nothing times nothing is nothing. In the absence of nothing, you would have something. Some things can be different, but nothing is always the same. Nobody can really do nothing. (Even though kids say so when their parents ask.) But when you are doing nothing, you are still doing something. Even if it's only vegging. Even if you were dead, you would be doing something. For instance, now I am composing. If I were dead, I would be decomposing.
If I ate all my Campbell's soup, I could say that I had nothing left. Would I really have nothing? I mean, besides the labels. Actually I would have just changed matter into chemical energy. I could use that energy to ride my bike, run, walk, or just do nothing. If I lined up a lot of nothings, and just put one thing in front of them, I could buy a lot of soup. With six nothings and a measly one, I could be up to one million. I'm sure there are people who could say a lot about nothing, but since I an near 200 words, I've nothing more to say about it.
Perhaps, I'll have something to blog about tomorrow, but I think my son said a lot about nothing, and said it well! Thanks Mark for sharing your thoughts on nothing.
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