Recently I have been captivated by the number zero. The number that is nothing is a hugely significant concept. Numbers have come inherently within all cultures but the nothingness of zero did not always appear. When civilizations discovered and accepted zero first as a placeholder to show the difference between 1 and 10, and next as an independent number to indicate the absence of something, a whole new way of thinking emerged lending itself to modern mathematics and science.
But the power of zero does not stop with the advancements it has led to. First hearing about the story of zero a couple years ago, I have been infatuated with the number. Beginning with the origin of zero being created as a placeholder, I found the beauty in holding the place where nothing exists. In this space anything is possible and it represents the pure potential that is always there within everything and all of us. Mathematician Pythagoras saw this same potential in zero, viewing it as the birthplace for all other numbers. Even in the shape of zero, a circle, it embodies the shape of a seed where life emerges from. The visual impact in form of the continuous line of a circle, zero illustrates an infinite nature. The space inside the line shows us a void, an emptiness. But where there is nothing there is the beauty of possibility.