Every Day Is April Fools Day

April Fool’s Day is normally a big event in our house with no bigger fool than yours truly. The hatchlings have, for many years, delighted in humiliating their father in all manner of cruel and creative ways. And I fall for them. Every. Single. Time. Hannah is particularly good, given her natural acting flair and ability to turn and off the waterworks at the flick of a switch.

This year it didn’t really happen though and I’m not quite sure why. There just didn’t seem to be the same enthusiasm and I fear it may have been the same within many households. We have been battered for over a year now by a relentless pandemic which has formed the backdrop to a world that seems to be edging ever nearer the self-destruct button. I personally have never seen such hate and vitriol online as I have of late.

I saw a tweet the other day where a team of Sky News journalists tried to find the annual April Fools ‘fake story’ in the London Times. And between them they couldn’t as the most surreal headlines they located all proved to be true. Such is the bonkers world we live in at present. The phrase ‘you couldn’t make it up’ has never sounded more relevant. We live in interesting times. Disturbing. Dark. Desperate times.

Every day seems to be April Fools Day. Every time we switch on the news or log onto social media we are assaulted with a truth that is becoming increasingly hard to believe. I’ve run out of pinches of salt. Maybe we are returning to times of pillars of salt where we run and don’t look back for fear of the cleansing fire and brimstone descending from above. Maybe the time for running is long gone.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

31 thoughts on “Every Day Is April Fools Day

  1. It has been a very trying year, and this one looks like more of the same. I am really hopeful the vaccines are effective against the new strains. Some would say I am an undying optimist (they don’t know me THAT well LOL). Hang in there, it will pass as has every other pandemic in human history. But it is exhausting living through it.

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  2. I understand my friend. I haven’t been on FB in 3 years, don’t have Twitter, and am overwhelmed trying to promote myself on IG. There are days I just walk out~I shut it all OFF in my mind and heart. And sure enough, just like yesterday, I meet someone who brightens my day. You brighten ours! Happy Resurrection Day! Because HE conquered death we can live. And I bet my entire life on it. I’ll say “poo poo” to the hate and pray. That’s all I can do. On a funny April’s Fool Day~~it was 1994 and I was teaching 2nd grade. I told the students I was going to have a baby. Little did I know {two weeks later } that I was. My baby boy was due Christmas Day and came on the 27th. I never told that April Fool’s Day joke again. ❤️😂

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  3. I quit facebook a while back. I understand what you are saying it has been difficult on everyone. It is pretty sad when you want to think the horror we live in today is not real. I am so grateful for Good Friday and Easter. Who knows what the future brings, I try to turn to my faith as much as possible. We don’t watch the news just Netflix’s and occasionally catch some news on our computers but honestly we limit it. Love Joni

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    1. Dear Stephen and Joni,

      I hope that both of you have been reasonably well and upbeat in the first quarter of 2021 overall.

      In the spirit of Easter, I would like to wish you, albeit belatedly, “Joyeuses Pâques!”

      Regarding Good Friday and Easter, have you had a lovely Easter weekend? Did you manage to do something special or unusual? Perhaps you have taken the chance to do something very worthwhile or read some unusual articles. Perhaps you have had the opportunity to make or consume some Easter cakes or memorable meals.

      Speaking of what I have got myself occupied in, I have stayed up till very late in the last few days to complete some new graphics and eye-catching animations plus more pertinent information for my special Easter post entitled “Easter in Modern Multimedia Perspective“, which you can easily find at the Home Page of my blog, as it is currently the Featured Post. You can also access the post directly at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/easter-in-modern-multimedia-perspective/

      You are very welcome to peruse the extended and updated post at your earliest convenience. I would be delighted if you could kindly submit your feedback to my said post, as I am very keen and curious to know what you think or make of it.

      I would like to inform you that these animations will only be visible when you visit my blog and view its contents in situ. Hence, it is prudent to refrain from viewing my blog in the WordPress Reader, which tends to ignore or strip away some styling and formatting components, and also fails to display animations, all of which are aplenty in my posts and pages, which will look very different and even improper or amiss in the WordPress Reader.

      In particular, scroll down to the end of my said post entitled “Easter in Modern Multimedia Perspective” to watch the complex animations under the heading “Related Articles 📰 with Animations“. Please enjoy!

      May you find April very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging about whatever topics that take your intellectual fancy, seduce your gustatory pleasure or tickle your spiritual delight!

      Yours sincerely,

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      1. …or, did you mean the unsafe topics? I’ve had Twofacebook friends drop me over my political views, when I did nothing of the sort to them back when there were riots and protests on racial issues.

        My point was that the alienation and isolation has made me feel unsafe.

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  4. Sometimes it is real life that seems to be playing us for a fool. One thing I am glad of is the connection with so many wonderful and creative people like yourself. The way you pen emotion – good and bad – in a way that encourages discussion and community is helpful when everywhere we look can seem like disaster.

    I hope your family had a blessed Easter, and that Northern Ireland moves more towards a semblance of coherence every new day.

    Thank you for your honest, heartfelt outpourings. Kia kaha, and peace to you and family. 💛


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