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The big nothing


Last updated 10/16/2008 at Noon

I don’t think there is anything more disturbing than the big nothing. The Big Nothing is just that – nothing. Nothing you can do about it, nothing that can be said. No ax to grind, no explanation worthy of the void.

The big nothing boils down to anything we can’t control. Your teenager comes home and mutters the word, “pregnant.” The one you love walks away. Your children fall away from faith. Suddenly you are unemployed. A doctor says one earth-shattering word: “cancer.” You face foreclosure. Banks hit you with ungodly interest rates and double your minimum payment because y...

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