The Fine Art of Being a Fool
today is one of the most enlightening days of the year, just as the
fool is the most enlightened card in the tarot.
the zero number on the fool indicates the tao, the mystery, the void,
the nothingness from which all is born.
many mistake the fool's carefree, happy-go-lucky attitude as akin to
ignorance, but nothing could be further from the truth.
the fool does not bury his head in the sand and refuse to look at the
ills of the world. he sees them clearly, but laughs at their
absurdity. he is not callous to the suffering and misery of others,
but finds a way to lift their spirits with a joke or practical prank.
the ego wants to stay in control, but the fool is not in control, of
himself or anyone else. he is living in the moment and celebrating the
uniqueness of each moment. the world is his playground and we are
fellow jokesters to be tricked and cajoled into falling for his ruse.
a toast to all my fellow fools out there in cyberland.