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Monday, November 26, 2012

The Fool

There has been a flurry of emails sent to France this week with very few responses making their way back to Australie.  My despondent-odometer has been rising as my faith in the promises and professionalism of others declines. 

Yes, I am a dreamer and a fool. I chanced upon a description of my state of being ..... and no, I'm definitely not into tarrot cards, but "if the cap fits..........."

THE FOOL.  In medieval courts, the court jester was someone who was not expected to follow the same rules as others. He could observe and then poke fun. This makes the Fool unpredictable and full of surprises. He reminds us of the unlimited potential and spontaneity inherent in every moment. There is a sense with this card that anything goes - nothing is certain or regular. The Fool adds the new and unfamiliar to a situation. The Fool also represents the complete faith that life is good and worthy of trust. Some might call the Fool too innocent, but his innocence sustains him and brings him joy. In readings, the Fool can signal a new beginning or change of direction - one that will guide you onto a path of adventure, wonder and personal growth. He also reminds you to keep your faith and trust your natural responses. If you are facing a decision or moment of doubt, the Fool tells you to believe in yourself and follow your heart no matter how crazy or foolish your impulses may seem. 
Today is bathed in sunshine. Time to put aside work, France and the internet and get a big dose of vitamin D while pottering in the vegetable patch ..... Simplicity..... Bliss.



11 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Hang in there, Elizabeth! I just believe that it will work out, but maybe not with that, that, .... fool(?) who is your man on the ground.

Keeping my fingers crossed,
Genie

Chicatanyage said...

I am a fan of the Tarot. Great description of The Fool he is one of my favourite cards. He has everything within him to succeed. The wise fool!

Loree said...

Do you actually manage to grow flowers from seeds? I keep buying them but they never seem to grow :( Hang in there and beat the fool's butt if need be.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Uh, how frustrating! I have heard that it works best if you can actually be there, but that is a difficulty.

Chin up!

Karen Albert said...

Elizabeth,think,always,of,you!

xoxo
Karena
Art*by*Karena

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

This reminds me that I haven't looked at my tarot cards in years!!! Don't give up, I'm sure things will work out. Hope the sunshine helped a bit... xo

Virginia said...

I'm a firm believer in FOLLOW YOUR DREAM! Don't put it off.
V

Fabulously french said...

I smiled when I saw the comment that it works better if you are there as I am in France and my partner is French and we are chasing a local artisan who promised to have an item finished last Friday and today is Wednesday and it is still not finished.....I adore the slower pace of life but sometimes I feel the need to kick someone you know where :-)

à trés bientot, Leeann x

LaPouyette said...

Do not give up, Elizabeth, and keep your faith!!!
We all thinking of YOU!
Best wishes for a lovely 3. Advent Sunday and warmest greetings from the Périgord,
amicalement, karin

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I am back to say again "Hang in there!!" It is difficult to be patient when life seems a disaster. It will get better...

Bises,
Genie

French Basketeer.com said...

how did I miss this post..? on my way up to Dijon now and thinking of doing a drive by. Maybe I will find that rapscallion in the area and give him a word. Attempting a bit of humor; do not despair....