Understanding Holes 1
The important thing to know about holes is, you cannot see them. When I tell this to most people, they do not believe me. Why? Because we never stop to consider what a hole is. What defines something as being a "hole."
What defines something as being a "hole?" "Sine qua non." "That without which." In other words, what defines something as being a hole is only "that without which it would not be a hole." Translation. In order to know what a hole is, we need to take away everything which is not unique to it, all the things which are not unique to holes.
So what is unique to holes? Only that which is missing. Everything else is “what is around the hole.” So if I take away the everything from this drawing which is “not the hole,” what would be left? Let’s see.
The first part is easy. I'll start by taking away the big red circle which seems to be around the hole. This circle is certainly not the hole. So what would that look like?