Monday, 20 July 2009

Nothing To Say

Can you write a blog post about nothing? Is this the perfect solution to writers block? The paradox is that as soon as you name something it becomes something. So, am I writing about nothing or am I writing something about nothing?

Jethro Tull's lyrics are interesting

"Nothing To Say"

Everyday there's someone asking
what is there to do?
Should I love or should I fight
is it all the same to you?
No I say I have the answer
proven to be true,
But if I were to share it with you,
you would stand to gain
and I to lose.
Oh I couldn't bear it
so I've got nothing to say.
Nothing to say.

Every morning pressure forming
all around my eyes.
Ceilings crash, the walls collapse,
broken by the lies
that your misfortune brought upon us
and I won't disguise them.
So don't ask me will I explain
I won't even begin to tell you why.
No, just because I have a name
well I've got nothing to say.
Nothing to say.

Climb a tower of freedom,
paint your own deceiving sign.
It's not my power
to criticize or to ask you to be blind
To your own pressing problem
and the hate you must unwind.
So ask of me no answer
there is none that I could give
you wouldn't find.
I went your way ten years ago
and I've got nothing to say.
Nothing to say.

It seems that nothing has been something for thousands of years. Philosophers down the ages have pondered over Nothingness which begins by asking why there is something rather than nothing.

Is this the end to writers block?

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