"To change one's life"
I realize I never finished this Blog, started April 1, 2014, still sitting here in draft form, while I'm still trying to learn how to speak French! The joke's on me...
|One of my classmates in Ronsenac - Karena Lowman's French Class|
In 1508, French poet Eloy d'Amerval referred to a poisson d'avril, literally "April Fish", and in 1539, a Flemish poet, Eduard de Dene, wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on April 1st. Seems as though the French & Flemish poets had quite a sense of humor! One of the first British references appears in the 17th c., writings of John Aubrey, who called it "Fooles holy day" -- on April 1, 1698, on a not very holy fooles errand, several people were tricked into the Tower of London to "see the Lions washed".
All of this "foolishness" makes me think of one of my favorite Tarot cards: "The Fool"
|The Brilliant David Sedaris|