ABSENCE


It was in my 9th grade science class that I heard the term ‘vacuum’ for the first time. Although I gained a general idea of the concept, my mind could not grasp that there can be nothing in a vacuum. As I grew up, the concept of nothingness manifested into ‘absence,’ and as everyone around me seemed to search for the truth, I did pretend to do the same, but I was secretly looking for the absence of it.


For me, absence creates space for presence. Whether it is the absence of presence or presence of absence, there is always something present and something absent. All I must do is observe and enjoy the play.