Fools Paradise

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

Fools Paradise. . .



Although today is April 1 and it’s likely that the day may bring some tomfoolery, my mind wonders and wanders in a different direction. I am thinking of the term fools paradise.  



Is it a place?  Is it home?  Maybe right now and right for the moment.  Perhaps something beyond temporary.  



Or is it a destination?  What would one do if "fools paradise" showed up on an itinerary? 



In some ways the term seems a bit oxymoronic but it’s one that may get your mind ready to think.   At least that's my story. . .and I am sticking to it.




 The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.  



 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (35)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

I live in a fools paradise every day.  It's a great place,try it you'll never go back

Apr 02, 2021 12:06 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello James - I think you're nobody's fool.  It seems to me you know exactly the direction you are heading.  

Apr 02, 2021 06:02 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

How very appropriate for April fools day and I hope you had a great day and continue to have a great weekend

Apr 02, 2021 07:58 PM
Michael Jacobs

Laura - it seem to "fit" for me.  

Apr 03, 2021 09:25 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Knowing more does not necessarily make people happier.  It doesn't have to make them depressed, but the quest for knowledge a lot of times ends with stomach turning destination.

Apr 03, 2021 09:14 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Chris Ann - ones search(and discovery) for knowledge can lead in many directions.  That path can be filled with twists and turns or it can be rather uneventful.  

Apr 03, 2021 09:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Apr 04, 2021 05:56 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Roy - sorry for the late reply.  I hope each day has been a part of an outstanding week.  

Apr 07, 2021 05:37 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Michael, Stippong by to wish that this Easter Sunday will be an enjoyable one for you!

Apr 04, 2021 06:24 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Sheila and Larry - thank you - it was small this year but much bigger than Easter 2020  where gathering was canceled.  I hope your day on Long Island was good.  

Apr 07, 2021 05:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, hope you are able to spend quality time with friends and/or family today!  Happy Easter.

Apr 04, 2021 06:45 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Joan - small and physically distanced but it still took place.  

Apr 07, 2021 05:41 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I don't know if it was C19 or what this year but some of the pranks were pretty brutal, Happy Easter Michael..

Apr 04, 2021 05:53 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Paul - if any existed around me, I "missed" them.  Oh, well.  

Apr 07, 2021 05:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week. We have a lovely spring day in Maryland and life is good.

Apr 05, 2021 08:04 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Roy - we have a pretty good week in Southern California - weather-wise.  I am glad to see the same is true in Maryland as well.  

Apr 07, 2021 05:43 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael, 

A perfect post for April 1st. This is something that depending who you are and your perspective can be looked at in many different ways.  Are we living in a Fool's Paradise right now?  How many are living in it and when or will they ever realize it? All questions to ponder!!

Apr 05, 2021 09:57 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Sheri - Perspective definitely plays a part.  On April 1st and any day.  

Apr 07, 2021 05:45 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Dear Michael, I am a day late in sending Easter greetings.  We lost Internet connections the past two days, however I was thinking of my good friends whom I play with in the Rain.  Hope you and your family had a blessed and happy Easter, Michael.  

Apr 05, 2021 07:59 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Jane - you are definitely "excused" as I am now days late in returning that nice wish.  I hope your Spring week continues to be good.  

Apr 07, 2021 05:46 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, I know that earthquake was a bit "quieter" than some we have heard about, but glad it did not affect you.

Apr 06, 2021 08:08 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Joan - regardless of size, they can be quite disturbing to some.  Even to native Californians or long-time residents.  

Apr 07, 2021 05:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Apr 07, 2021 05:24 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Roy - the week is almost half-way over.  Time certainly flies. . . 

Apr 07, 2021 05:49 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Happy Wednesday to you, Michael.  I just got on ActiveRain and what a better way than to say 'Hi' to you,  Michael, dear Michael.  I am wishing for you a magical day - one unlike you have ever seen.  I came over to read a reply you made on one of my comments and found it so nice to connect with you.  Hey, I just drove my vehicale into the energy place and driving away with energy.  Know you understand my little analogy.

Apr 07, 2021 08:29 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Jane - how nice of you to stop by with another comment.  Thank you.  It sounds as if you are enjoying the charge today.   May it continue. I know you can do it.  

Apr 07, 2021 08:55 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Happy to read this post, Michael. I lost about a week due to unforeseen circumstances - I'm back now though. :)  April Fools Day was pretty uneventful per the norm, as was Easter this year. 

Apr 11, 2021 06:18 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Debb and Bernie - the days, the weeks and the months seem to have a habit of running together at times.  

Apr 11, 2021 12:28 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You had me at tomfoolery.  My grandson Tom is quite the little comedian. LOL

Apr 14, 2021 07:56 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Sharon - your grandchildren provide an entertaining and endearing cast of characters.  

Apr 14, 2021 09:25 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Maybe there really is a place with that name.  Here on Maui we have an Easy Street!

Apr 17, 2021 04:41 PM
Michael Jacobs

Aloha Georgie - I have also seen a street with that name as well.  In fact it is a cul-de-sac in the neighborhood where I grew up.  

Apr 17, 2021 08:08 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I believe Fools' Paradise is in the mind of the fool, Michael! 

That's my story and I'm sticking to it! 🤪

Apr 18, 2021 08:52 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Debe - I think each of us can pinpoint that location that marks a foolish moment(or two) in our own life.  Maybe it's an Ah Ha kind of moment.  Perhaps more meaningful.  Could also be one that has been repeated more than once.  And that's my story - at least for the moment.  

Apr 18, 2021 05:54 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Michael,

I caught your post on Fool's Paradise a little late but had too chuckle..you always get us wandering down a direction to get some clarity and in this case maybe there isn't any!!

Apr 18, 2021 10:49 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Dorie - whenever it occurs, we arrive at the time that is meant for us.  Hmm...let me think about that one.  The words hit my keyboard.  I looked at them.  Now, I am thinking about them again.  

Apr 18, 2021 05:56 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sometimes you need to step into the mindset of a fool to find your inner best

Apr 18, 2021 07:30 PM
Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

This begs the question: If someone is experiencing his own paradise, then who is the fool? 😀

Apr 21, 2021 02:21 PM

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