Archive for April 1st, 2023

The Fools of April

Tarot Fool

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.

– Mark Twain

Wish I had something pithy to say here or some goofy word prank to pull on you. However, I don’t.

Never been big on April Fools antics. Kind of like the alcoholic who doesn’t drink on New Year’s Eve.

Like Mr. Twain says, there is ample proof of my being a fool over the other 364 days of the year.

On a day that demands it, not being a fool appeals to my contrarian nature which is, in itself, foolish.

Just can’t get away from it, I guess.

Here’s a classic from Aretha that speaks to the day. Pay attention to the lyrics. They remind me of the ardent followers (another way of saying cult members) of a certain someone in the news. Hopefully that chain is being broken and they can return to being fools in other ways.

Like the rest of us.

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