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    Nothingness Rules!!
    So it goes this way: two days ago whilst traveling, the car I was traveling in was broken into during the night. Given that we have driven for more than a 1000km and given that I carried with me stuff for the next month, you can imagine the quantity of uselessness that was carried in the car.
    We woke up in the morning to find that we have less than nothing with us, save our own underwear and a pair of faded jeans, a T-shirt (long sleeved) and a half bottle of (very good) scotch whiskey, a few old cigarillos and that’s about it.
    Now the interesting bit:
    We looked at each other, all four of us, and burst into laughter!
    We couldn’t possibly be the merrier if we would have won the local lottery.
    The reason is quite simple, the night before we were sitting in the local inn, having a nice wine, and discussing the reality of the mind, deciding that we have absolutely nothing that is really ours. All was given to us, by life, be previous generations of thinkers, by mother nature, by genetics, you name it. We then went on into the small hours of the night discussing the reality of emptiness.
    Life in its chaotic nature had provided us with the assurance that indeed we have nothing, always had nothing and forever will have nothing, nothing..
    What can I say, I love the nothing!

    Nothingness rules!!!

    (maybe part of the Ultrashorts project)

    Tue, Mar 4, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: life, nothingness, chaos
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    rene     Wed, Mar 5, 2008  Permanent link
    Great post. It really comes alive like a scene in a road movie. It also reminds me of several of your other entries, particularly A Sci-Fi tale of beauty in which I came across the phrase "Enter the nothing, become the whole." I wish we could see more of such great moments of truth as video epiphanies.
    Wildcat     Thu, Mar 6, 2008  Permanent link
    Thank you rene, it may not seem so but that is a true story, less than a week old.
    rene     Thu, Mar 6, 2008  Permanent link
    To the contrary, I like the post so much because it has the unmistakable ring of authenticity. For a few moments it put me there with you and your friends, even though I can only guess at your whereabouts. All we have to go by is that you measure the distance in kilometers, which sounds European, while hanging out at a local Inn, which could be British, and set out with enough stuff for a journey that might last a month, which suggests a larger continent. Hardly enough information to triangulate the vicinities of the self-described Nomad who goes by the name of Wildcat, and yet having a sense of being there with him and his friends as they experienced one of these detached fits of laughter when for a few epiphanous moments everything seems to fall into place.
    Wildcat     Fri, Mar 7, 2008  Permanent link
    yes , what is so remarkable about these moments is the level of intensity and sheer exuberance they bring to the mind of the person/s in question, in this case me and my friends. I believe though I cannot prove it, that moments of this kind carry with them the sense of the universal, a sensation not unlike an insight into the nature of things, hence my love and appreciation for these moments.
    btw, kudos for the investigative approach to triangulation.. however may I point out that it is possible that all these are just language denominations to which i am used to and thus miles will translate into KM, motel translates into inn and so on and thus all bets are off.. :-)
    Nomadism is primarily a state of mind isn't it? the state of non-attachment to land,location and so forth..