a higher quality of nothing, striving toward something

life

Some years ago, Scott and I were lamenting our lack of money and looking around our apartment. One of us asked how we could make so much more money than we did years earlier and still be so broke, still have nothing. The other one replied, “Yeah, but it’s a higher quality of nothing.”

Since then that’s been a running joke every time we compare our present life with our life from years ago. We still have nothing, but it’s a higher quality of nothing. Recent developments, of course, have led us to actually have something. It’s still a constant striving, though, to go from a higher quality of nothing to something. A work in progress which is progressing slowly.