December 29th, 2008

Redsox, you are the only, only

Empty vs clean

I had a realization yesterday that empty and clean aren't the same thing. It feels like a general truism that applies to the spiritual and mental realm as much as the physical realm. Clean implies a sense of tidiness and opportunity. A chance of rebirth, and starting over. Empty just means numb. There's space and a void, but it doesn't convey the same sense of purity. There's no feeling of a clean slate. There's still debris left-over in the space. It's not useful stuff, or big stuff. It's just stuff.

On a similar house-cleaning note, Collapse )
Israel is in a state of war.