nothing is nothing

a good friend emailed the other day to say she had nothing to say and that was it. nothing else. so brief. then it kept me thinking about nothing--i mean about something she wrote about, which revolves around, er...yes, nothing. first, i thought about her nothing in particular, then about nothing in general. i mean the nothing in general application by anyone. obviously there is something truly intriguing about nothing. this nothing is quite something. thus: is nothing nothing? nothing is nothing? is no thing nothing? is nothing no thing? or is no thing no thing? nothing successfully got me confused. nothing confused me. to generalize, therefore, nothing confuses.