I don’t think it is possible to imagine nothing — nothing, as in, the absence of all things. Just like I don’t think you can truly imagine infinity. The closest one might possibly get is a space filled with black, but that’s not it. You’ve still got space, and let’s not forget, you still have time. Nothing would have neither of those, and that’s really what makes it pretty near impossible to imagine. How does one extricate one’s mind from thinking in terms of space-time? Nothing is a mind-boggling concept, if you really consider it. It deserves some respect, I think.
The closest thing I have come to truly comprehending nothing was when I thought about the creation of angels, who in my mind would have been blinked into existence fully formed of mind and body. I imagined that their previous nonexistence would be remembered by them like one may comprehend that which is out of our field of vision. Being created would be like suddenly being able to see. Outside sight, there is no color, there is no space, there is no time — it just isn’t. That, perhaps, might just be very much like nothing….