CHAOS: Where brilliant dreams are born...Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be Chaos... I Ching
Saturday, April 30, 2005
Jennifer Wilbanks makes phone call less than a mile from FreshchaosHQ. Missing bride found right cheer in Albuquerque's Southeast heights off historic Route 66. Undubtedly the 7/11 where she made her heard round the world plea to Albuquerque's 911 operator will be getting abridal suite's monument.
She left Albuquerque's International Airport moments ago bound for Hotlanta and her family and friends. Innerstin' thing to happen here at the crossroads of the USA in 'burqueville.
Last night an amazing time was had at the AirDanceArtSpace in Albuquerque's South Valley. Those in attendance witnessed a lovely woman on a flying trapeze and her middle aged husband reading p-o-e-t-r-y. The audience reamined blissfully unaware of the Run Away Bride's local plight.
Friday, April 29, 2005
I knew there had to be a reason the Dandy Warhols had a banana one of their CD covers once...
GO B-A_N-A_N-A_S (!!)
More than you've ever wanted to know about BANANAS...
_Bananas: containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.†
_Depression: Many feel much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
_PMS: Forget the pills -- eat a banana.† The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
_Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
_Blood Pressure: High in potassium yet low in salt, bananas beat blood pressure.† So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
_Brain Power: Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
_Constipation: High in fiber, bananas can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
_Hangovers: Make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey.† The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
_Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
_Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
_Mosquito bites: Rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin is successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
_Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
_Overweight and at work?† The most obese are often in high-pressure jobs.† To avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
_Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness.† It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the stomach lining.
_Temperature control: Many cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of
expectant mothers.† In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
_Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
_Smoking: The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
_Stress: Potassium helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance.† When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels.† These can be rebalanced with the help of a high potassium banana snack.
_Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine," eating banana as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by
strokes by as much as 40%!
_Bananas when compared it to apples, have four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.† It is also rich in potassium .
A Capn' Chaos TRUE STORY:
For many years as a child diagnosed with celiac disease, I was only allowed to eat meat, cottage cheese, and bananas. Once a week my mother and father treated me to an ice cream bar which was off the diet. Bananas saved my life.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
These just in from our readers: Today is International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman's Day. And remember this motto to live by: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
Speaking of sassy GLAM females, check out Albuquerque's local band The Buddha Betties!!
This just in from a Texan:
Bush is my shepherd; I dwell in want.
He maketh logs to be cut down in National Forests.
He leadeth trucks into the still wilderness.
He restoreth my fears.
He leadeth me in the paths of international disgrace for his ego's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of pollution
and war, I will find no exit, for thou art in office.
The tax cuts for the rich and thy media control,
they discomfort me.
Thou preparest an agenda of deception in the presence of thy religion,
He anointest his head with foreign oil.
My health insurance runneth out
Surely megalomania and false patriotism
shall follow me all the days of thy term,
And my jobless child shall dwell in my basement forever.
And then there is one heck of a weird DVD on sale now called,The Yes Men. Check out their site or buy/rent the dvd to learn all about the exploits of two guys posing with poker-faced impersonation as The World Trade Organization officers. the dvd definitely portrays the story of two agents of chaos running amuck in the international world of global trade and business.
Seeing Bush walking hand in hand with an oil baron from Saudi Arabia amidst the blazing field
More snewz:: 'Radar Anomaly' Prompts Bush Protection...Head for the basement it's a flock of seagulls...or a cloud or a U.F.O. over the White House!!
L. Dennis Kozlowski fails to register 25 million on his IRS forms. Damn, I don't know where that money came from.
Monday, April 25, 2005
They came from Kansas...A congregation of true weirdos descended like the plague onto Central Avenue ( aka: Historic Route 66) to stand in front of our beloved Frontier Restaurant (as seen on 'Dave Attell' and other weird shows; COPS includedl) and the main entrance to the University of New Mexico just to display their hateful signage...
This is a so-called 'Christian Congregation' that has a website surely bound for the glory or ruination of us all called, God hates Fags dot com. What have we come to? Which plague is this?
Read more in this article from the online edition of UNM's Daily Lobo. Disgustingly sad that they had to come all the way from Kansas for this god-awful take on g-o-d. Go back to Toto-Land Kimosabes.
Crown of Creation
You are the Crown of Creation,
You are the Crown of Creation
and you've got no place to go.
Soon you'll attain the stability you strive for
in the only way that it's granted
in a place among the fossils of our time.
In loyalty to their kind
they cannot tolerate our minds.
In loyalty to our kind
we cannot tolerate their obstruction.
Life is Change
How it differs from the rocks
I've seen their ways too often for my liking
New worlds to gain
My life is to survive
and be alive
by the Jefferson Airplane
Two weeks ago, I had a huge and expensive CROWN removed from Molar 18 (kind of 'Stalag 18' sounding) along with all that went with the crown ( attached roots, etc.) . It was a quick 'oral surgery' and I got to inhale laughing gas (which I am told at the altitude we are at does little to you) plus got a freee tee shirt i';ll never wear with the surgeons name on it.
I have had teeth removed before or had them fall out as a kid ( I recall pulling my own loose teeth with kite string strung onto a slammed door) but this particular Molar 18 is just now fianlly starting to heal over and has left a large spat of emptiness on the lower left side of my mouth. I feel that I have lost my 'Crown of Creation', somehow, and I have found left in its place a feeling of a-l-o-n-e-n-e-s-s that I have not felt in a long time.
Perhaps the 'period of loss' predicted to me in a tarot reading I had last fall has come to its righful conclusion...My mother-in-law died in September in a sad and fateful way; I was involved in my first and still only car wreck; and my wife had her tonsils out (which one should just NOT do as an adult. Then there were three months of house repairs (stucco) that went very badly (to put it mildly) and pretty much I have arrived into a time of Spring that marks the new Reign of the Republican Christian Right that I feel so dis-enfranchised from and a new Pope for what it is all worth.
Blame my moodiness on a lost crowebned tooth or on yesterday's FULL MOON with a LUNAR ECLIPSE just yesterday, or on Spring just not being my favorite season but, I am having trouble getting excited about the NEW POPE on a rope or the daily death tolls in Iraq or the daily gas price rising from the bowels of Mother Earth. There are Congressional moves afoot to NOT even try to increase 'gas mileage' for new cars and moves locally to allow more toxic levels of uranium be buried at W.I.P.P. our state's atomic waste disposal area (Please "don't call it a dump" says an article in our weekend newspaper). For many Native Americans the Salt beds are the true heart of Mother Earth...but who cares. Salt is also a 'fire element 'as is Uranium. Just in general another bad idea holistically which will add to our childrens' burdens.
My wife and I have no children so we should cheer on Wall Street and 'W's' plans to move ahead now spending GA-zillions on war and so on. Why should we care? LIVE IN THE NOW, baby. Crank out the dollar bills just don't travel to Europe where the Euro is in command now. We already export less than we import...keep on doing that long enough and we will be a Third World country ourselves but that's all tomorrow's news and W will be long gone in 3 plus more years. Crash and Burn ahead?
This past week on 4/21 marked 10 Years After the day my own mother died unexpectedly. Death has a way of being UNexpected. My father who was a WWII decorated veteran had a stroke in 1981 and outlived my mother by a surprising amount of time. One of my favorite activities as a teacher in New Mexico was to have the students bring in photographs of their 'families'. I was amazed year after year by the large sized groups of people Hispanic, Native American or Anglo (Whitie) who made up these 'families'. I salute you all with 'family support' around you. I am glad you have today found your way to these words here at FRESHCHAOS HQ. and hope that you are having a powerful and productive Springtime whereever you are in the world.
Losing a tooth is hardly 'dying' but there is a big part of me that went away with that Molar 18. I can't explain; perhaps it is inexplicable. Just an obvious empty space where something used to be in my life. Perhaps that I am experiencing a a 'post partum time' for the birth/death of a tooth is not out of order. The whole world just seems so skewered by arrows with points of view that do not seem to be my own these days.
Looking ahead:This weekend my wife and I will perform together in our five-years-of-renovations-finished-old-church (circa 1930) the AirDance ArtSpace. It is the last of the season's Poet's Night Outs , #5...and Debra Landau and I are the 'Featured Poets' this month. Debra will be on her low-flying trapeze as poetry is performed. If you live nearby here's the dope...Doors Open at 7 p.m. for poet sign-ins...Reading begins at 7:30 p.m....$5.00 at the door...The AirDance ArtSpace is located at 3030 Isleta Blvd. S.W. (3 blocks North of Rio Bravo off I-25) [505-877-5001]
Saturday, April 23, 2005
I don't know if it was the cereal I ate while reading the morning paper or the contents of the stories I was reading but I felt pretty bad a while ago after 'relaxing' with the Saturday morning newspaper. I am not sure if it was the article about the Army clearing four of its top officers of any wrong-doing at Abu Ghraib or the larger-headlined story right next to it about 'the end' to the Wendy's finger food story as being declared a hoax.
I don't know if maybe my bad feeling of 'upset' came from reading about the 'earth day adventures' of our storm-beleagured CLEAR SKIES President's talking about his viewpoint that "to manage air and water quality p[roperly and protect the land, we must keep the economy moving to help pay for environmental safeguarrds". Huh?
A rainstorm kept him from clearing trails in the Great Smokey Mountains. This speech came from beside AirForce One at the Tyson Air National Guard Base. Or maybe it was the picture of the smiling face of Zacarias Moussaoui pleading oh so guilty to all the charges against him and only him for the events of 9/11/01.
Then again it might have been that story about how Latin Americans who now eat too much white-floured tortillas instead of the traditional corn tortillas and are going through an obesity epidemic by no longer indulging in "chapulines" or "grasshoppers" preferring Faster Foods...Convenience has found its way to Latin America. Go Globalization Go. Just say no to traditional foods not found at your worldwide Wal*Marts. Say what, Grasshopper?
Happy EARTH DAY WEEKEND and may all 'bad things' PASS OVER you tonight at sundown. Happy Passover!
Whatever it was I am not feeling very good about the morning news.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
My life hasn't been the same since seeing the band called DRUM DRUM from New Zealand at Albuquerque's AirDance ArtSpace earlier this month...And now, there is a commemorative Gallery of the show to be savored time and time again. Eggsellent.
For the latest Poet's Corner, a series of articles written by Jeff Hartzer which appear in the hardcopy editions of Albuquerque's South Valley Ink monthly, click:The Poet's Corner: April.
Perhaps it is the gorgeousness of Spring or the too often windy Spring days of the high desert or my being nourished with the knowledge that a New Pope is ruling the world...whatever it is , I can't seem to work up 'my creative juices' for Freshchaos with the usual lather lately. So, apologies to those three of you who keep coming back only to find the same old words gone stale (not 'Fresh').
Maybe it is the fact that when over a week ago my MOLAR 18was removed a chunk of my personal history went into the garbage with it. Or that the pain of the gaping hole left in my mouth has been a distraction. Or that I am just NOT a Spring person. And today, marks the tenth year of my mother dying...Water and a lot of other stuff has flown under many bridges since 1995...
At any rate...This link, just in from a reader... Creatures from the far right and today's stock market is soaring after a week in the dumps...Maybe I'll cheer up soon. There's a lot of Spring Cleaning to do.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
It's 4:20 p.m. on 4/20/05 , do you know where your friendly dope smoking friends are? If in Albuquerque, they are NOT at one of our finest parks, Roosevelt Park, traditionally a place for those damn deadbeat Deadheads to play frisbee golf and do what that kind of liberal riff raff do on nice sunny Sprng days... For the second (or third?) year in a row the police have simply closed the park for the day. Too bad as it is a gorgeous day here in the high desert.
In a mixing of good and bad memories, today also marks the anniversary of the Columbine shootings.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
POPELESS no more. We be WHITE SMOKIN' !!!
Monday, April 18, 2005
In the Snewz: briefs or jockeys? :
_Next fall (or August whichever comes first), Monday Night Football will no longer be on ABC but rather ESPN. At least it is not cancelled altogether for exposing Janet Jackson's boobies.
_Black or White....is the theme this Monday...Michael Jackson once sung the song now the song sings him with his accuser's mother losing her mind on the stand. And was that Pope Smoke Black or was it White?
Black or White by Michael Jackson
I Took My Baby on A Saturday Bang
Boy Is That Girl With You / Yes Weíre One And The Same
Now I Believe In Miracles / And A Miracle Has Happened Tonight
But, If Youíre Thinkiní About My Baby
It Donít Matter If Youíre Black Or White
They Print My Message / In The Saturday Sun
I Had To Tell Them/ I Ainít Second To None
And I Told About Equality
An Itís True /Either Youíre Wrong / Or Youíre Right
But, If Youíre Thinkiní About My Baby
It Donít Matter If Youíre Black Or White
I Am Tired Of This Devil / I Am Tired Of This Stuff
I Am Tired Of This Business / So When The Going Gets Rough
I Ainít Scared Of Your Brother I Ainít Scared Of No Sheets
I Ainít Scare Of Nobody Girl When The Goiní Gets Mean
Well, it was a pretty cool song at the time...and the video...priceless.
_1557 is the latest toll in black and white of American men and women in the military who won't be coming back from Iraq, Jack cuz they be daid...It continues to be a sweet clean short little war over there. Easy for me to say sitting here over here. Please ignore tonight's news segments showing huge flames from an oil pipeline sabotage.
_Only the Pope in Heaven or Hell, knows for sure who will be elected to take his place...That black or white theme again...In Round One of Popapalooza 2005, there was first a plume of white, then black came out of the cheapo smoke stack that Galileo's oven once used as a chimney. 115 Cardinals casting ballots all day long until the charmed new Pope wil emerge...this is the first 'Conclave' in 27 years and still they gotta burn their trash rather than taking it to the landfill. Will it be Black or White smokage tomorrow? Only the Pope (in Heaven or Hell) knows.
_Our fair city turns three hundred years old this year.Click to catch the latest wave of celebrative moodiness for Albuquerque.
_The City Council of the City Different (aka: Santa Flush, Sante Fay), has voted 7-1 to demand the abolition of nuclear weapons worldwide. That is pretty 'different' for these strange right-winged times. BTW: Dubya's ratings are down quite a bit lately but no one seems to care all that much anymore.
_It wasn't enough to have the missing finger turn up in a bowl of chili at Wendy's...Noooo...Now a high school teacher in Texas has discovered the latest haute cuisine....a 2 inch long frog in a carry out box from Grandy's. We get it already; skip those restaurants with names ending in 'Y'.
_This just in our readers write: Please seet he side article on the Patriot Act. The thing needs to die!
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Still Feeling a bit POPELESS...
Here's a fun distraction for when you get tired of Turbo Taxing this week...POPAPALOOZA 2005 !!
In other snewz: the nation's Secret Service is being paid overtime to Guard a Duck!
Is it O.K. to Shoot Cats Dead when you them wandering aimlessly doing Cat Things...? You make the call.
Months ago the creators of frshchaos.com, wrote about the giant recall of the Ford Exploder; now they are at it again for apparently weakly built Exploding Roofs.
There's a new internet coming; it is called Internet 2 and it is ridiculously fast . The download potential (with multitudiously shorter download time) is causing an uproar by THE INDUSTRY. Read about The HORROR of stealing music and movies even faster!! By the way, CD sales are off 26% this year according to the latest consumer studies.
Lexis Nexis is not your mother's hairspray. It is a company who just may have given away your ,mine, and everyone else's Identity.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Mercury is done with that aggravating three-week retrograde...So maybe today's mail will bring you good news or a pleasant phone call. My day began as mercury moves forward with a gigantic tooth extractions...So much for the big bucks, I put into 'rooting' around in my canals and 'crowning' myself some years ago. Those deep roots and chunks of myself are down the drain now.I wonder what our teeth represent in a metaphorical sense in the big picture of our lives?
Perhaps this blog entry would be better if they would 'kick in'. It is amazing what you can get with a doctor's 'prescription'. And what you can't get without one. The power of a medical degree can go a long way to ease our pain. It should not come as a surprise but prescription drug costs soared in 2004. It is also sad that doctors too often prescribe way too many drugs and nothing in the way of therapy or 'inner' guidance. this was a big message last night at a Survivor of Suicide meeting I attended
Most HMO's cover very few appointments with a human being to talk things over/therapize or just to provide the time to 'connect' with another human about what really troubles us.An interesting topic too last night was some Doctor's have prescribed anti-depressants and the result is the depressed person becomes un-depressed enough to then Kill themselves.Boom. In the USA, white males age 55-65 are the highest to successfully kill themselves.
In this age of cell phones ad infinitum, we have too many distractions to keep us ''online' and unable to 'Connect' with others. In the end we are truly all alone.And yet if we take the time to listen to others, we may find that each of our 'own' worries problems, joys and thoughts are not so uncommon to other folks on their separate journeys through their own private lives on our ever more wobbly planet.
Monday, April 11, 2005
A new agreement making trading partners of India and China and the continued success of THE EURO seem to indicate the world's greatest Super Power is hanging further and further out onto its own little trading limb of the tree and "Gusty winds may exist".
By the way Uncle George Walker Bush's polls are way down, down, down somewhere in the vicinity of Charles and Camilla's and minute by minute more and more of our farmland goes to Wal*Marts and K-Bob Barbeques.
Sunday, April 10, 2005
This just in; our readers write:Thought you might be interested in this photo taken by a photographer from American Photo Maggazine. I suppose it`s appropiate that I'm in it ...I had just installed the 'anti war neon' in my windows a few days before.The "god is love" neon is for all the bible thumpers around America who think god carries a rifle. Of course it`s just the opposite.The other two signs are pretty much self explanatory.
Robert Randazzo in front of his store, Absolutely Neon
It was Robert who created the lovely 'hanging upside down dancer on trapeze' taken from a design by Debra Landau for our very own...
Friday, April 08, 2005
Texas Football Coach Shot by irate father who fleas in a truck stacked full of weapons and unsuccessfully tried to slash his wrists. Ya gotta love guns, sports and them wide open playing fields of Texas.
A SOLAR ECLIPSE overshadows our country today. The next one will zoom through on May 20, 2012, if our earth still exists then. Today also brings a DARK of the MOON followed by that shiny little toenail NEW MOON. Some folks are more affected by the dark side of the moon than the bright side. Could be an odd day for the Pope's funeral and for worldwide freshchaos.
The Albuquerque ISOTOPES began their season with a win against the Iowa Cubs yesterday .The Cubs used their famous pitcher,Mark Prior, on the mound to little avail in their defeat by the 'topes. GO TOPES!
No one knows where THE FINGER came from. Wendy's Restaurant is offering $50,000 to whomever can tell them more about the delicious FINGER FOOD said to have been served up to a woman in a bowl of chili. None of the store's employees are missing digits by the way.
If you live in the 'burque environs, don't miss Drum Drum tonight at the AirDance ArtSpace. In other art scene news, I read some poe-A-tree at a local coffee house last night and I must say that quite frankly:
Poets are nuts!
Shells: broken, scattered.
Hard to crack,
They beg to be peeled.
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
This just in ; our readers write:Hunter S. Thompson Predicted His Murder Would Be Labeled "Suicide" ... Oh yeah and the Pope is still dead. You want the job, Mr. Monsignor Apostate? [ no thanks ]
Where is Father Guido Sarducci when we desperately need him?
The Good Pope
Many have recently credited Ronald Reagan for playing his hand to bring down the USSR and the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the creation of the internet. Pope John Paul II may have actually had more of a hand in all of those areas including bringing the Vatican online.
Despite the ironfast stand FOR LIFE and despite spending a small share of the vast riches of the Roman Catholic Church on legal fees for the many pedophilic priests running amuck among us, Pope John Paul II was a man who, by his own way of life, brought a bright candle of light to World Peace in ways that were and will remain far more deeply continuous than our own country's efforts at Shocking and Awe-ing the rest of the world.
He was the first non-Italian Pope to be elected and was Polish. We all know this now but when elected as Pope it was a highly controversial thing for the Cardinals to come up with this choice amidst much loud chirping. May all the bell ringing this week grant the Pope his wings. May we also mourn the many men women and children dying daily in our country's March for Freedom and in the name of Religion.
A solar eclipse will be visbible Friday with a new moon as well. The eclipse will not be visible in Rome ironically.
By the way, if you're reading this from your laptop on your way to view the Pope's body, the line of viewers has been stopped.
Prince Rainier of Monaco has died.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
UNC Takes it all in the 'March into April' Madness and tonight the NCAA Lady roundballers battle for numero uno. In America, it is so important to be number one at something. I have rarely been number one at anything; perhaps never. It is not one of my high priorites.
To simply 'live' and to live simply is one of my priorites. And to borrow from Chaucer, "to gladly learn and to gladly teach", is a high priority. [For more of my thoughts on education, see The Big River Journal ]. To grow old at a slower pace and to remain pain free most of my days would have to be another priority. All of that would be a good.
Peter Jennings, certainly one of my favorite News Anchors now has lung cancer. The Pope remains dead. Terry Schiavo is already old news. Life goes on in this POPELESS World.
Meanwhile (and THIS IS TRUE), there are SHARKS SWARMING FLORIDA while our POPELESS world wobbles badly and more severe storms flood the Northeast and Tornados plow the fileds of Kansas. It is as if the delightful 'Time of Changes' brought on by Spring brings the good, the bad, the ugly, only with more or less daylight 'saved' depending on your time zone.
This Friday night an amazing group from Papua, New Guinea will play at the AirDance ArtSpace in Albuquerque. The group is called DRUM DRUM . Perhaps their three 'log drummers' and dancers can stir up a dose of healing vortexes for us all to dance groovily up into while giving praise for our lives continuing to exist. If you find yourself in the High Desert country of New Mexico this weekend, has tickets and more info for this event. Friday also brings a new moon and 'change' is the name of the cosmic game this week.
Lord, make us mindful of the little things that grow and blossom in these days to make the world beautiful for us.
W.E.B. Du Bois
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Pope John Paul II Dies
The Vatican says Pope John Paul has died. POPELESS and nowhere to go !!
Friday, April 01, 2005
Happy April Fools from good old Geoffrey Chaucer
Try to read these lines aloud without bursting into laughter; not much else to be 'foolish' about in the world today or is there?
"When that Aprill with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour
Of which vertu engendred is the flour,
Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tender croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halve cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
That slepen al the nyght with open ye
(So priketh hem nature in hir corages),
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
And palmers for to seken straunge strondes,
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
And specially from every shires ende
Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende,
The hooly blissful martir for to seke,
That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke."
From The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue