Trying to find the words.

The Void.  Cold, black, vacuous emptiness.

Probably the most common terms used to describe what’s out here.  Strange terms to use, when you think about it.  Seems like reaching for some romantic description of space, which is a weird word anyway, a word whose mere definition is just plain intimidating.  Something that isn’t a thing, so immense that it can’t even be measured accurately, stretching out in every direction (or contracting, who knows).  In our attempts to understand it we had to call it something.  So we came up with space.  Makes sense, I guess, since there’s a lot of it in it, and it can kinda mess with your head.

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