Thursday, September 1, 2011

Donut holes and space

This picture is unrelated to the subject matter below.
Defining "nothing" without contextualizing it with something or anything at all might just be impossible.  Today I considered the problem as it relates to fried doughy snacks. They don't sell donut holes. Those greasy little sugary lumps are donut •balls.• A donut HOLE is the empty space in the middle of a donut. It is made by punching out the donut ball with a steely implement. The hole is left behind, wholly defined by the donut around it. The hole does not exist in the absence of the donut. This is either disturbing or comforting.

Next: A tall, horizontally displaced donut as an analogy for the alimentary canal's location outside the body.

© Pseudocognitive

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