Happy April Fools’ Day

Once I was asked what motivated me to study fools and jesters, and I answered ‘envy’.  A little of that, and a lot of admiration for their various skills and resilience.  This quote of Kenneth Grahame perhaps conveys the exuberant spirit of the fool. 

Oh, to be a splendid fellow like this, self-contained, ready of speech, agile beyond conception, braving the forces of society, his hand against everyone, and yet always getting the best of it.

Wishing you all a wonderful capering day!

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Source: Kenneth Grahame, Dream Days, illus. Maxfield Parrish (London: John Lane, 1902), facing page 90.


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