This is a newspaper article in which I left out most nouns (i.e. words denoting things). What is missing is a riddle. No context is unfolding. Things and language belong together. In the course of human development, these have been important factors to increase one’s options. I am convinced that things should really be there for the people, not vice versa. As it appears, we are witnessing the illiteracization of the population, everything is reduced to superfluous objects that are to be purchased non-stop. Emptiness is growing.