Nothing At All

There comes a time in your life when you realize that there isn’t a thing in this infinitely mammoth universe as interesting as ‘nothing’. These are the times when nothing can stop you from running and crying out ‘Eureka’, the way your ancestor Archimedes did, not even minding the idea that you may land up behind the bars for being a streaker. But in my case, ironically it was nothing that made me cry out at the top of my voice- “Eureka! I discovered  ‘nothing’.”

Well, nothing is not just a word – it’s one of the most deceptive paradoxes that you can come across. And that is why various philosophers, scientists, and other brainy creatures realized how sheepish their brain is while trying to understand  nothing. They gave it different names and labels- sometimes calling it zero, sometimes a null set, sometimes a compliment of the universe; but the only thing that they ever achieved thus was showing how foolish they had been all along in spite of their monstrous grey matter. For who can imagine a man chasing nothing? (No offence meant to the day-dreamers, the hallucinators, the utopians, the politicians and the engineers.)

As a matter of fact, nothing is a pronoun- as confirmed by those who know nothing. But sometimes strangely, it behaves as an adverb. This mystery is still baffling the linguists. How can nothing behave as anything at all, leave alone pronoun or adverb?

One of the most endearing qualities of nothing is that it can act as a spontaneous and useful filler in situations that make your head go dizzy. Just jog down your memory lane and recall the last time when your girl-friend was trying to strangle you while asking about what you were doing with that other girl. And then in that desperate hour, like a heavenly angel came nothing to your aid. And you cried out as best as you could manage ‘Nothing!’ Thus you can fill your incomplete statements with nothing. Interestingly, the one thing that constitutes most of the lies is nothing.

Besides, nothing has many characteristics that even tangibles don’t have. Sample these: Nothing is perfect. Nothing is all-powerful. Nothing is impossible. Nothing is eternal. Nothing is forever (in this case, diamonds compete with nothing but then everyone knows that nothing beats nothing). And here comes the most interesting one: Nothing is everyting.

By now you must be confused and screeching that I know nothing. Well, I take that as a compliment. There are only a handful of people who know nothing. And in case you are still not confused, then let me ask your this very important question: Nothing is more important than love in this world. Do you agree with that? In the event that you say no,  let me tell you that you are a selfish, egoistic, uncouth and barbaric homo sapien. And in case you thought of saying yes, then let me congratulate you. You know nothing.

And I can go on and on talking about nothing, but then I know that only nothing can go on forever. And hence I need to stop, even though I had promised myself that nothing will stop me. And in case you didn’t notice the irony in the last statement, let me tell you frankly that you need a bit of rest to see the magic of nothing. And for those who noticed it, well guys I cannot fight nothing. Cause, nothing  beats nothing.


About Zeeshan

We are the twinkle in the eyes of oblivion.


  1. It was a great read. Humorous and intriguing

  2. A very intelligent word puzzle this is! I like. 😀

  3. Your post is absolutely nothing!!
    but then, nothing is everything!

    • zee

      Absolutely. It gives me pleasure to know that you found it comparable to the Reverand Nothing!!Lol!!Btw welcome friend. it’s great to have you here. 🙂

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