It is said that space is Feminine, the holder of the objects of life and existence. And that objects in space are Masculine. You cannot have an object without space and what is space without an object? Space and objects are ONE.
To look into the abyss of emptiness... empty-space, is frightful to the anyone who does not know this. The normal process of aging should mature the awareness of our relationship with what we call our "Self". And it will actually become a comfort to have the direct realization that the abyss of emptiness is actually the infinite potential of ourselves.
A great link to explore more David Whyte http://www.shkaminski.com/Classes/Readings/Whyte.htm