The ellipsis is prolific. Once it crossed my mind, I began seeing it everywhere. The Greeks named it after the “ellipse,” a conic section (a slice) that “falls short.” The composite typographic glyph is composed of three full stops, one after another which identifies an omission. Today it functions as an additional signifier, ubiquitous in digital interfaces as a visual shorthand for loading. I began to look further at the the formal and linguistic behavior of the ellipsis as a space for encounter.