I have this idea I'm trying to get my incipid mind around but not fully able to comprehend what it is i'm trying to figure out. perhaps another persepective might help. here it is and its gunna sound strange the angle I'm taking. in the beginning there was nothing, but because their cant actually be nothing their had to be something. perhaps the very first thing there ever was was a concept of nothingness that was so great that it almost attained said nothingness. then a spark like the first flickering of consciousness and bam you have the universe. it expands and contracts in rifts that to us seem an eternity, but are in fact nothing more than the blink of an eye. the passing of a thought. death followed for their cannot be life without death. life in essence is a meanlingless term for the constructs that we call life really are nothing more than inatimate elements that have formed together to create a vessel for consciousness. so death must ultimately seek out consciousness for that is the only thing that grants life, however insignificant the consciousness may be. where I'm going with this is that in the eons that stretch beyond eternity when all possible outcomes have unfolded their would be nothing left for consciousness to learn. no possible knowledge for it to discover for even free will will have in turn played out all possible outcomes on all possible levels of existance. it would in turn fade back into the realm of nothingness, and when consciousness is left to contemplate nothing, could death in turn die or possibly cease to exist for there would be no consciousness left for it to consume. I know that someone will say that their are infinite possibilities and my idea dosn't work, but there really arn't infinite possibilities. at some point given enough time all things will come to pass. much like the idea that pie goes on forever or the idea that two parralel lines could go on forever without touching. its a concept as we have no way of knowing because we can not fathom it. lets say that pie goes on forever, but in truth if you were to take it to the quadrillionth or even the sextillionth integer it may in fact end, and we just don't realise it as we can't possibly calculate it that far. but if the cycle of the apitamy of consciousness is to in fact cycle through sheer nothingness as a result of absolute knowledge does death truly die or is it death merely the melding of consciousness and experiences and in fact the actual essence of complete omnisiant knowledge. It's an idea i've been thinking about lately, and just curious if it makes sense or perhaps i'm just talking nonsense in my head. its for a short story I'm working on. any thoughts appreciated.