|The Fool in all his haphazard brilliance|
from "OSHO Zen Tarot"© by
Before we get too concerned about his dire predicament, let's remember that Fool is divinely protected. Most of you will agree with me on this - at least you will if you drive freeways. Our friend Fool represents new beginnings, innocence, openness and limitless potential. Fool simply puts one foot in front of the other on his journey. He hasn't figured out that he might come to harm or might not succeed. Those concepts, or rather lessons are much farther down the road. Right now it's enough to be out in the glorious sunshine where anything could happen.
I like thinking the innocence of The Fool protects all of us when we begin a new endeavor. Otherwise Hannibal was just some insane freakazoid shoving elephants over the Alps for fun rather than a brilliant military tactician. Though personally, in his case, I favor the freakazoid theory. Still, when we undertake a daring or difficult act, isn't it nice not knowing that failure should be a certainty? How many acts of genius were originally thought to be the workings of madmen or madwomen?
Six years ago, on April 1st, my husband and I committed a
|Ciro Marchetti gives us a more cosmic|
Fool whose experiences are no longer confined
to the cliff. There's a universe of possibility here.
From "Legacy of the Divine Tarot"©
We're about a year from completion. Yes, there were a lot of missed vacations and parties, new high-tech widgets that we couldn't afford, but she's ours - every plank we sanded, nail we hammered. So, I thank the lesson of The Fool. He isn't bound by popular convention or actuarial tables. He goes with his gut and more often than not still comes up smelling the rose.
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