(edited for lining up a more tangible train of thought)
Don't you people ever get fed up on this sort of easy metaphors ? I mean don't you feel the boredom ??? gosh...
Nothing is just a temporary negation, it may be relative to unknown data, it may be about transformation n transition, it may n often is about properties that don't refer into a specific set and don't fit a function a relation...but other then that there is no nothing. Nothing it is not a thing. Absence itself is relative as from A to B or C or D, its about a transformation process, but never an absolute negation.
I can say there is nothing in the freezer but of course there is air...
I can reply I was thinking about nothing, but of course I was thinking nonetheless just not focused.
When I say I want nothing anything I just mean I have everything...
Obviously the reasoning that everything came from nothingness is deeply flawed because true nothingness is empty of time and space, therefore of past and future just as is of matter and energy...there won't ever be a time on which something comes to be up from nothing as that would require time passing and at least one dimension of space for the transition to happen...if there is none, there is no transition, no movement, no start of anything as all time is empty forever...forever itself, is never, is nothing, is not infinity...on this regard nothing itself the negation becomes irrelevant because there is nothing to negate...it eats itself up.
I don't care if scientists want call for a timer out of spacetime the sort of crap like requiring meta time or multiverse upper time to justify their ignorance and lack of conceptual control, but don't mix that with nothingness, its just a redundant conceptual deja vu...its just wrong period !
Get a better fairy tale and I might buy it, if the lore is interesting enough that is.