Containers are interesting objects. Glasses, bottles, vases, jars. What’s interesting about a container is the fact that its most important characteristic is where the container itself is not present: the empty space within it.
The lack of container is what makes a container a container. A container with no empty space would just be a useless hunk of material.
The importance of this non-presence is something I always try to be mindful about. And not only when it applies to physical artefacts but also when it comes to life itself.
New experiences and ideas can find a place in my life if, and only if, I make sure there’s enough empty space for them. Without it, everything quickly transforms into an overflowing mess.