"...the thingness of something becomes apparent when it is no longer functioning as it did before or it becomes dysfunctional or if it appears in an unexpected place..."


What would a non-thing be? It would be someth–… some stuff, some event or some happenings, that doesn’t have anything more to say, and doesn’t separate itself from its surroundings by being itself, is uninteresting, doesn’t lead anywhere.

this is from here | archive.org. lots of other interesting ideas there too.