It takes nothing to reveal everything

Gordie Jackson
1 min readSep 25, 2020

Photo by Ian Keefe on Unsplash

Yesterday a few words came,

“Is there anything to say?

Distractions. This needs to be done that needs to be done. Is there anything in that?

Need to go.”

The nothingness of that prompted me to this morning to pull from a shelf ‘This Freedom’ written by Tony Parsons. Tony is a man who I associate with ‘Nothingness’

At the start of the book he writes,

All there is is this…

the one appearing as two

nothing appearing as everything

the absolute appearing as the relative

emptiness appearing as fullness

the uncaused appearing as the caused

unicity appearing as separation

subject appearing as object

the singular appearing as plurality

the impersonal appearing as the personal

the unknown appearing as the known

It is silence sounding and stillness moving,

and these words appearing as pointers to the wordless

….. and yet nothing is happening

Tony Parsons ‘this freedom’

best day,




Gordie Jackson

Speaks with a Northern Irish accent, lives in Hertfordshire, England.