— photograph by Michelle Tennison
How to play The Question and Answer Game:*
A question is written down and the paper folded to conceal it. Another player writes an answer without reading the question. The paper is unfolded to reveal the results.
What is a dream?
Question Dietmar Tauchner, Answer Michelle Tennison (2017)
*(Also known as “Definitions”) as found in The Book of Surrealist Games, Shambala Redstone editions, Boston, 1993.
Music Coming from the Missing Pages, photograph by Michelle Tennison
What do I absorb from the sun and stars?
My mother’s voice
Question Mary Ellen Binkele, Answer Michelle Tennison (2014)
Dormez Vous, photograph by Michelle Tennison*
what is your
still, small voice
That which is overheard while in a coma
Question Sabine Miller, Answer Michelle Tennison (2015)
*The bee must have spent the night on this cosmos flower. It awoke about a half hour after this photo was taken.
First Light, Crystal Spring Park, Laurel Springs, NJ, photograph by Michelle Tennison
Crystal Spring Park, Laurel Springs, NJ, photograph by Michelle Tennison
Opening Sunflower, photograph by Michelle Tennison
What if we can feel our way through illusion with the integrity of the heart? Novel universes might be waiting there.
What does the heart see that the mind cannot?
The aisle to eternity
Question Michelle Tennison, Answer Dietmar Tauchner (2017)
Blackberry Blossoms, photograph by Michelle Tennison
Is there … anything more charming, more fruitful and of a more positively stimulating nature than the commonplace?
— Charles Baudelaire, Salon de 1859
What is prayer?
I see a purple flower underneath some vines on the long, long walk to you.
Q&A Session Mary Ellen Binkele and Michelle Tennison, (1999)