Oliver Sacks On Nothing

99679D00-EE25-4F4F-821E-7A990EE36A63Oliver Sacks (July 09, 1933 – August 30, 2015)

Nature abhors a vacuum—and so do we. The idea of a void—of emptiness, nothingness, spacelessness, placelessness, all such “lessness”—is at once abhorrent and inconceivable, and yet it haunts us in the strangest, most paradoxical way. As Beckett writes, “Nothing is more real than nothing.”