Nothing ≠ Nothing: April 25, 2022

Nothing ≠ Nothing: April 25, 2022

Have you ever pulled a subject matter out of a hat and then, proceeded to write about it? Today, that is exactly what Nancy suggested.  I said that I am still perplexed that I don’t have anything to write about this week?    So, we threw in some topics.   The topics were root beer, PCA  dog show, weather, road construction, music lessons or none of the above.     I picked none of the above and decided all on my own to write about nothing.

That’s right, nothing.    If I write about nothing, then nothing will be judged.  Then, if someone chooses to critique my writing about nothing, I can simply say nothing also.   Don’t you think that nothing is definitely underrated?   Just think about the days when you thought you did nothing?  Us dogs love those days you know!   There is nothing bad in many cases to do nothing!

Now, I suppose you think I will change my mind and writing about something instead of nothing? Nope, nothing.     Winnie the Pooh said, “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”   Of course, I know being an awesome dog and companion is a huge something, not nothing.   Often, teaching humans to do nothing is indeed something.   For now, I will say, try to do nothing more often. Be still  and know that Nothing    Nothing!


One thought on “Nothing ≠ Nothing: April 25, 2022

  1. Your blog post took me right back to my theatre history classes when we read, saw, and discussed Waiting for Godot. If you’re not familiar, it was similar…how we get so caught up in daily life and we’re always waiting for something more/better (eg spring to finally arrive). In this case, they’re waiting for Godot, who never arrives. There are many interpretations of this play, all of which Beckett rejected and wondered why people couldn’t accept the play just for what it was, so your blog post today really struck me as being similar. It forces us into the present and if we’re paying attention, there are so many amazing things that we don’t notice because we’re waiting for something bigger and better (my interpretation). Even though the air isn’t warm, my daffodils are blooming and the grass is turning green. Birds are singing early in the morning and days are much longer. Thank you for the reminder and I hope we all leave some “nothing” space to just enjoy being!

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