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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014

April Fools!

NOT.

Post-fool, yes.

April 1st was yesterday.

In case you were fooling around and missed it.

Once a fool always a fool.

The Fool plays an important part in tarot cards.

According to Wikipedia:

“He is the spirit in search of experience.

He represents the mystical cleverness bereft of reason within us.

He has the childlike ability to tune into the inner workings of the world.”

Shakespeare loved The Fool.

“In jest, there is truth.” [Shakespeare]

Interesting it’s always a “he” too.

As for the tarot card:

“The sun shining behind him represents the divine nature of the Fool’s wisdom and exuberance, a holy madness.

On his back are all the possessions he might need.

In his hand there is a flower, showing his appreciation of beauty.

He is frequently accompanied by a dog, sometimes seen as his animal desires, sometimes as the call of the ‘real world’ nipping at his heels and distracting him.”

The number 0 on the tarot card suits the Fool.

Zero plus anything equals the same thing.

Zero times anything equals zero.

“Nothing can come of nothing.” [Shakespeare]

Zero is nothing, a lack of hard substance.

“More fools know Jack Fool than Jack Fool knows.” [Shakespeare]

You might could say that about another Jack too.

But it’s no joke we have new businesses in town.

No fooling.

First, there’s The Mix.

Specializing in “Fashionable Finds for the Home.”

They are on Hwy 87 north just before the Dairy Queen.

On Hwy 87 south is Schatzi’s General Store (drive-through).

Yep.

Much more than your basic beer barn.

Water, soda, sports drinks, ice, bread, milk, eggs, bacon, jerky, freshly brewed tea and coffee, and general groceries.

And beer.

And you never have to leave your vehicle.

But don’t forget the wine.

Fly Gap Winery just released a blend called “Dank.”

Meaning something like a cross between “Dang” and “OMG.”

Fly Gap is one of the newest wineries in the every-growing number here in Mason County.

And the number of vineyards increases as well.

Proving that something comes from something.

Let’s drink to that.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square with her canine assistant, Buster.

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