illustration (attribution, if any possible, is at the end of the article)
Without "empty space", there's nothing!
Atoms have empty space, molecules have empty space between atoms, etc. What you might dismiss as 'just' empty space is as critical to phenomena as anything else, and allows everything to 'arise' (by 'contrast')!
Painters pay huge attention to the canvas and not just the paint, sushi masters pay huge attention to the rice and not just the fish, silence is as important to music as the notes, 'white' is critical to typography…
Emptiness is important. Emptiness is 'rich'.
There's no foreground without background, no function without context.
by Julia Su:
"Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind." (Siddhārtha Gautama)