MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
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Monday, April 30, 2018

The Beauty of Nothing


THE BEAUTY OF NOTHING

"When you have nothing, you won't miss it"
Or so they say. 
"When you feel nothing, you can't be hurt" 
Or so I hear. 
"When you do nothing, you won't get blamed" 
Or so they tell me. 
"When you are nothing, you won't be missed," 
Which is where I draw the line. 
They say a lot. 
They know a lot. 
But the truth of the matter is
No one knows anything if the universe
is our arbiter: 
It is the beauty of nothing.

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41 comments:

  1. Only something really matters. Feel and be nothing and life is nothing.

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  2. All the 'Theys' in this world are a truly judgemental group.
    I decided that I can have a life or I can have an existence. Life costs more. Hurts more. And is worth more.
    Hugs to you Blue.

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  3. That something is what you have to find
    Hold onto it tight and screw the "they" kind

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    1. I don't think I relish the though of actually screwing them. I'll ask my neighbor to do the dirty work for me in exchange for not calling the cops this week.

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  4. Oh those "they" - I hear from them quite often as well

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  5. Yeah, well, "They" say a lot of things, don't they?

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    1. They sure do, them theys. (They don't deserve a grammatical sentence.)

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  6. But the truth of the matter is

    No one knows anything if the universe
    is our arbiter:
    It is the beauty of nothing - Blue

    No one knows if one is adored or abhorred
    It is but the confidence one carries
    which passed the test - Hank

    Hank

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  7. "They" claim to have the answers Blue
    but, the answers are inside of you

    There is more to life than material things
    "They make judgement", but who are "they"

    There is beauty is nothingness
    especially, if nothingness is pure

    and what is nothingness, as everything is something...

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    1. Blue - I may have stolen one of your lines, I just may have ;)

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    2. You may steal any of my lines, True. You'll only make them sound more beautiful.

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    3. Thank you Blue, that was so sweet of you to say!

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    4. It's a fact. Just so you know at the True Blue show.

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  8. We come with nothing, we go with nothing . .
    . . and in between we make of ourselves either something or nothing . . The wise man controls the something and outs it to good use, or he might as well have nothing . . :)

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    1. Seems to me my friend Eddie's a wise man, too.

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  9. "They" tend to get in our ears way too much causing us more harm than good it seems.

    Elsie

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    1. Majority opinion does not equal right in my book, but what do I know.

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  10. I am forever asking who are "they". "They" share an awful lot of incorrect information I recons!!!!

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  11. Oh, Lawd, he's depressed again.... Go and feed a hungry child in the street, missy, bring chocolates to all your class, tell your 80 year old colleague she's looking sexy... something to brighten up other people's day... it will brighten up yours too....

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  12. Who are "they"? Listen to your soul, that's what matters!

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  13. Sometimes 'they' are best ignored ...
    It is me who makes the decisions ...

    Happy May Wishes to you Blue.

    All the best Jan

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  14. "They" sound like a bunch of assholes. I'll do my own thing and "they" can suck lemons.

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    1. Unless they love lemons. Plan B: sour grapes.

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  15. I love the thought-provoking, and even inspiring poem. Did you write it?

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  16. I don't like 'them' and don't like 'their' rules much less 'their' thinking, draw away with your line.

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  17. don't listen to them. i don't have much money now but i want everything i see online and in the current festive bazaars here! i mean everything. and, i got blamed for doing nothing too - several, miserable times. how are you, Blue? i'm well, or maybe just swell.

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    1. Well, look who's back. No, I won't listen to them Jaya J. Not now, not ever. It's just noise. Annoying but noise. Everything is quite a lot. You know that, right? :) Where would you keep all of that stuff anyway?

      I'm not doing too great, but things have been much worse healthwise. Knock on wood, iron, gold and what not. Swell used to be Superman's favorite word. Good to hear from you. I mean, really good.

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    2. Hang in there, Blue. I knocked on a plastic thermos, hope that counts.
      There's this Zimbabwean sports editor at my former work place who used to tell that I'm looking swell whenever he sees me after a few weeks. I didn't know if it was good or not, but he always told me that it's a good thing. (just to be sure that i was not offended by any chance, lol).

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    3. I can't believe I missed this comment, JJ. How are you?

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