Sometimes the game itself transcends logic and seems to tap into another realm, suggesting a transpersonal consciousness at work. The following results from playing the game with Zen practitioner and haiku poet Christopher Herold give a glimpse into the more beautiful side of Surrealism, something Andre Breton called The Marvelous.
I asked Christopher 11 pointed questions, and he answered them, unseen:
What is the past?
The taste of spring water at 12,000 feet
Where is the map?
A brick path’s geometry of moss
What is the mind of God?
The emptiness inside a mirrored ball
What is truth?
This worn out pair of shoes
How do you know you’ve really made it?
The scent of a pine forest on a hot afternoon
What is the one dream?
Bagpipes skirling through a foggy dawn
What is kindness?
The receding tide depositing driftwood on the shore
Where is the nearest exit?
Linear time compressing as death approaches
What will happen when two snowflakes are exactly alike?
How can I avoid suffering?
Discovering and letting go of our attachments.
What is deep thinking?
Nothing . . . in particular
Questions Michelle Tennison, Answers Christopher Herold (2017)
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