We have complained of various things
Difficult to conceptualize
In fact, there is no bottom to anything
That is what the mind cannot accept
Not relativity or infinity
Not birth or death
But the fantasy that a drawer
Holds forks despite gravity
There is no bottom to anything
A vase, a finer illusion than a soul
And your bowl will never empty
Just the same as it began
7 thoughts on “The bottom”
What a frightening thought!
It is! I was thinking about sticking my hand into a purse and not finding the end of it…
Love this and I keep coming back to it.
Been thinking on it for days.
Afraid I don’t find it frightening at all. Thrilling, perhaps, yes, but not frightening.
Reminded me of something from the Principia Discordia:
“Both order and disorder are man made concepts and are artificial divisions of pure chaos, which is a level deeper than is the level of distinction making.”
Are you familiar? If not I think you would dig it for sure.
There’s a link there but here’s a direct one to the book itself. I have yet to read the whole thing, but I dip back into it regularly. Guess it’s time to do so again.
Wikipedia’s got a pretty good page on Discordianism too, which is probably a good place to start:
Thanks for reading this, I’m flattered to know that you came back to it too! I can see both sides – frightening or thrilling, but I also think it could simply be commonplace… Something to forget about, like the fact that our atoms aren’t connected.
I was not familiar with the Principia Discordia – but I will be soon 🙂 It looks fascinating
It’s pretty silly, really, but it’s meant to be.
Silly AND profound, rather.
Just like, yes, “frightening or thrilling”, as so many good things in life are…