I did an April Fool's prank once. I called a friend, Holly, who lived down the street, and told her we were going roller-skating. She ran over and I told her, "April Fool's."
It was so lame. Such a minor disappointment.
Rob Brezsny challenged his readers/followers this astrological week to "carry out a prank that makes someone feel good." And I'm curious about the implementation. To give someone lowered expectations then rise higher than them? Take away a misery?
And I'm thinking of reversals of fate I wish could manifest. I'm thinking of God as the pranksters. Coyote the trickster. The Fates.
Our meddlings and deceipts are so minor. But even the most minor deceit feels somehow wrong.. even if it does make someone feel good. White lie. But liars are the center of Dante's hell. The frozen center.
Does God ever lie? Or are things just made unclear? Obscured?
The Biblical God never seemed to have a sense of humor. The punishments were serious. This god is so ridiculous.
This is all to say, I wish this were a divine comedy. I wish this day was a day of the big reveal. I wish I could wake up to the unobscured reality. The real. Something obvious would be shown.