Nothing is, perhaps, my favorite thing to talk about. It's delicious. Simply by naming it, it exists. Nothing is all around us. When I think about nothing, I can't help but think about death. But not in a morbid way. It's sort of . . . . exciting. The law of conservation has me imagining that our energy never leaves. We all just rejoin the energy all around us and become part of the universe. In fact, we never left, we just get harder to pin down. But now I've learned about the uncertainty principle and I'm all a flutter. The idea that the harder we try to precisely measure a bit of energy, the harder it gets to precisely measure. As if by merely trying to know it, it eludes us. And it eludes us by actually ceasing to exist, at least for a moment. Cheeky.
I guess I've always loved the unknown of nothing. There's something truly invigorating about not knowing. Because then you may get to find out something new.
This passage is from How the Universe Got Its Spots by Janna Levin.