Humor is the Fourth Dimension

Humor is the fourth dimension of this world, without it futile and unlivable . . .

A secret conquered at the cost of long suffering, humor is the answer to superior minds to this world in which they feel themselves alien. More than a natural secretion, as it has too often been regarded, humor manifests, on the contrary, the heroic attitude of those who are unwilling to compromise.

— Maurice Nadeau, The History of Surrealism

 

Perhaps humor breaks the quantum bonds created by story . . . and laughter is the energy that is set free.

above
the sea of voices
a laughing gull

— Michelle Tennison

Dark Matter

The overwhelming majority of the universe is:  who knows?

— Richard Panek, The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

What is critical mass?
          The space between stars

Question Michelle Tennison,  Answer Paul Miller (2014)

What is the soul?
          A water bug skims over the surface
          perfectly balanced between
          here and there

Question and Answer Session with Mary Ellen Binkele and Michelle Tennison (1999)