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.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
— David Bohm
I’ve heard it said that when we label something we’ve already lost it. Our mind closes around the label, and in our rush to apprehend something its true essence and much of its vastness escapes us. Perhaps we should reconsider such common assertions as “It is a tree,” and choose instead to say “It is called a tree” … or a “cat” … or even
“I am called Michelle.” Recently during a brief (unsolicited) encounter with a psychic I was told that I am, or have been, a Japanese man.
How does the seed become the tree?
Falling in and out of white
Question Harry Hudson, Answer Michelle Tennison, (2004)
Some documented neologisms of schizophrenic language:
watch: time vessel
subway passengers: elbow people