Poetry. Art. In this deck, no two cards are the same: 52 images, 52 texts. It's an open-ended, playful experiment in the various possibilities of narrative-making. Use a single card as a spark for meditation, art work, a dance, prayer, or dialogue. Place two cards in conversation. Several cards can form a landscape of a narrative—text and image in a heart-to-heart exchange. In MERGEMERGE the emphasis is on the understanding—the revelation—that any two things, placed together, are in relationship, and thus hold potential to spark meaning, subtlety and depth. The challenge of these cards, like our challenge in the world, is to see, and in doing so forge connection where it's not always obvious.
Anne Germanacos is a writer and educator living in San Francisco. She contributes time and other resources to a wide variety of individuals and organizations through the Germanacos Foundation and Firehouse Fund: Cultivating Sparks. She has no illusions about changing the world but believes deeply in the possibility created by the release of frequent, small bursts of radical potential. Her works include NOT UPON YOU: AN EXPERIMENT IN COLLABORATION (Firehouse Press, 2016), NOT YOU (Firehouse Press, 2017), WORDLESS PRAYERS (Firehouse Press, 2018), MERGEMERGE (Firehouse Press, 2020), POTSHARDS (Firehouse Press, 2020) with Nick Germanacos, and TRIBUTE (Rescue Press, 2014). Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA