"Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it."—Woody Allen
I just said to my husband, at 10:47pm tonight, after teaching four hours of classes straight, "What's the inspiration today?" And I waited for something and he said,
"Nothing is happening."
"Oh, great, so I'm to do a blog post on the fact that nothing is happening. Is that an inspiration?"
"It implies that there are lots of possibilities," he said and then wandered off to the sofa.
Perhaps all of our lives exist in that nothingness. But we want something, right?
We want a burst of inspiration, a quiet hour of meditation, a vacation, a creation or maybe a new occupation.
Tonight, I just want to sink into the bathtub with a book. Nothing is happening and I'm so incredibly grateful for that. I am grateful for this shelter, for my husband on the sofa, for the Hawaiian music he plays every night before he falls asleep, for our conversations, for finishing my job tonight and for not having to do anything else because 'nothing is happening,' which means there are so many possibilities....
A bath, a book and sleep are the possibilities I'm looking at right now...good night all!
How do you feel when 'nothing is happening?'