The art of filling space

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The art of filling space

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When in the course of human events it seems necessary to create something, we tend to encounter the art of filling space.

You know what I’m talking about. The “the boy made a sandwich. After making the sandwich, the boy ate the sandwich. The sandwich was very good.”

Throughout my academic career, I’ve become rather acquainted with this art. The creative architecture required to perform this theatrical ability genuinely involves some advanced techniques.

See what I mean? All that is needed is to use some big words that only somewhat make sense. It’s like if a caveman found a dictionary and just started reading the biggest words he could find.

This art doesn’t just apply to writing. Most people tend to employ this method in other aspects of life as well.

Deep down, we all have the need to fill space. I know that when my wall was empty in my new house, I had to find something to fill it. Luckily, I stumbled upon three posters that I hung alongside my hat collection.

So now we get to where I am right now. Filling space in assignments. Everything in this article so far has had the sole intention of filling space. As humans, we want to exercise our ability to create. When we take a blank canvas and create something out of it, we tend to cherish it more.

We have an inner desire to fill a hole of longing within ourselves. Some people use alcohol or drugs to fill this hole, only to fall back in to the cycle of emptiness. Art is another outlet.

Art is one of the only forms of communication that does not require straightforward human interaction. It’s all about connecting— sending a message. Vincent Van Gogh, one of the greatest artists in history lost sleep and starved himself just creating art. He nearly died and lost himself through art. Through filling space.

Is filling space lazy? Or at the end of the day is it about making a connection?