The Void . . . A rift in the space-time continuum.

The Void is not the inky blackness of space as some people seem to think.  Which is actually chock full of suns and stars and planets and proto-planets and asteroids and comets and quasars and black holes and whatever else is out there. 

Nor is it the “new frontier” of the deepest darkest ocean depths in which new and increasingly strange life forms are to be found.

In fact, contrary to the definition of ‘void’ as something that is devoid of anything, empty, uninhabited, deserted, and so on, everything we think of as a void really does have things in them.

No, The Void is a rift in the space-time continuum that seems to exist at the back of washers and dryers and dishwasher.  It can be found in the back of closets, drawers, cupboards.  It can even be found hiding in purses and on bookshelves and in cars. 

On the whole, the Void does not harm the universe nor do we normally notice it.  Not until we are matching socks and realize that an even number went into the wash and an odd number came out.  Or we sense it when we go to get that pencil or sticky pad we tossed in the drawer at the end of the work day the afternoon before.  Sometimes it’s when we are looking for our favorite lip balm that was brand new, only used once, and suddenly missing from our purse.  Some of these items are gone forever.  Some suddenly turn up weeks later, in the exact place they were supposed to be, even thought you up ended the drawer or purse and went through it item by item.

You could say that someone else had it and put it back later.  This could be so at work, or if you live with people.  But not when you live alone.  Some of my friends say the cat did it.  Others like to say it was the fairies.  Personally, I say it was The Void gobbling up our bits and pieces.

2 Responses to “The Void . . . A rift in the space-time continuum.”

  1. Parallel universes. That’s what I used to think. Once, on my boat – which is not very big – I dropped an audio tape. Both my friend (sitting with me) and myself saw it fall. After an exhaustive search we gave up. It was never found.

    I have also experienced the thing about losing something then finding it in a place you have already looked. Spooky? I used to think so. Now I think it’s maybe a liittle blip in my brain circuitry. On the other hand…

    I intend to do some serious research on what we call ‘sod’s law’. Is there something at work here?

    I once knew a man who swore that telephone kiosks were specially designed so that whichever way you approached them, the door was always on the opposite side.

    I stumbled across your blog by accident. I like it.

  2. Witnesses to this phenomenon are a good thing to have. Often, people will create all sorts of reasons for what happened because they don’t believe it possible. Humanity’s willing blindness to anything that proves the world is a stranger place than we think it is.

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