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.
the sea of voices
a laughing gull
— Michelle Tennison
— Surrealist Proverb, Paul Eluard and Benjamin Peret
Will all my questions ever be answered?
Mere pebbles in the beginning, a landslide by its end
Q&A Session with Paul Cunniff, Sharon Cunniff, Mary Ellen Binkele, and Michelle Tennison
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)
— Surrealist proverb, Paul Eluard and Benjamin Peret
What is forgiveness?
Loved ones search for us with their words.
Q&A Session Mary Ellen Binkele and Michelle Tennison (1999)