The appealing variety of emptiness


According to Daniel Boorstin,

“The vacuum of our experience is actually made emptier by our anxious straining with mechanical devices to fill it artificially.”

This is precisely the seduction, like water seeking its own level: to fill the void, the darkness, the nothingness… with something. anything. to stay busy. active. engaged. in the post reality, reality no longer suffices. In the wake of the tangible we go in search of the virtual, the representation, to replace what is missing. We don’t even know what is missing when there is nothing there. So we are soothed by the lack of memory, the forgetfulness, immersed in whatever diversion enters into our daily consciousness.