Upstate New York
Ah, I still have four years of high school until college and missing my early classes. But, I have to wake up at 7:30 Am EST...which is early to me. I just thought I'd bring this couple-of-years-old thread. I haven't even been at this site for as long as this has lasted. Only a few months really...
Anyway, late night on-line for me. After finishing a long week, after my spring break, of middle school, I need some relaxation. All I gotta say is;
Ryan, you rock. It's so cool, this thing started when you were a freshman in college and you're graduating in a couple months. So, it is like a time-capsule sort-of. Or like a journal-ish thing...okay. And it took me a couple of weeks to get time to read everything here! There's so many random thoughts, from Ryan to others.
And now I am adding my ramblings to this pile of stuff that's supposed to stay around forever. For the orignal topic of time zones...I don't have much to say on that. It definetly made me think. I mean, what is time really? What if there was no second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade...Would we live around forever? Is time just something created from the imagination of someone centuries ago? Or is it needed?
Emus...tragic, yes. And hillarious to watch, if I may say so myself.
Like I said, so many random thoughts here that I'm not gonna comment on them all. But, here's my latest thoughts...
Is there a nothing? Really, is there ever a time when "nothing" is present. I mean, a living human or creature is never doing nothing. We are always breathing, so our hearts are always pumping blood. And then you can say air is nothing. But, it is something. It's a bunch of elements chemically combined to form a compound made of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide and I'm sure there are other elements there, too. So does nothing exist? Every little thing on earth is something. So in a sense, nothing is something, and something is nothing at the same time. Because if there was nothing, then there would be no such thing as something. But, then again. Air IS nothing. You don't feel anything there when you move your hand in some empty space. And if there was nothing, and air is nothing, then that means wind is nothing. Because you can't see wind. You see things being blown by it; leaves, branches, people's hair and clothing.. What about clouds? All that is air and rain precipatipe. Or something like that anyway. What about the sky? There is no layer of blue seperating us from the beyond. It is merely an illusion, I won't even try to explain what it really is. And since it is just an illusion, or mirrored object or something in that sense, does it exist? I mean, there is nothing there. You can go up and up and up as high as you like and there isn't a wall of blue. You'll just end up in layers and layers of clouds. And then what's beyond that? There's space and the rest of the universe. Something is there, but what about the "air?" If there is no such thing as air, if air is a form of nothing, then what is there? What is between all of those stars and planets?
Okay, just looked up the word "nothing" in my dictionary. It says "No thing; not anything; nothingness." Geez, that helped a lot. What is nothingness? Since air does exist, and since there is a sky and clouds and wind and rain...This brings us to the beginning question: Is there such a thing as nothing? It's a word that's tossed around all the time. But, how would you say the definition, without using any re-phrasing like the dictionary did. And I don't mean the completly different meaning than what I am talking about. The version of "There's nothing to do!" and "oh, that book means nothing to me"
I mean, is there ever a state of nothingness? When there is nothing here or around....I could go on forever...just rambling on and on. But, I'll stop. I've marked my prescence here at Pip for now, in this thread. And that's the question that I always end up thinking about when I'm bored. One time I even talked about it with my little neighbor, James, who is about 6. And we came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as nothing. In which case, why is it the dictionary? Why is it a word?
A little more of my rambling, though I said I'd stop...three people you MUST check out(all singers): Ben Harper, Damien Rice, and the late Jeff Buckley. Also the band JET. Very good listening. And my fave poet, of course, is Maya Angelou. Very beautiful and honest work. You should check her out,though I doubt you guys haven't already.
Okay, I'm stopping for real now. Again, Nothing? Just some thoughts. And I know that this kind-a goes all over the place, sorry about that. It's confusing to read a little, but it's a confusing question, too.
What if the hokey pokey is what it's all about?