The Art of Being a Fool

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
― Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

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An April Fool is a prank,

played by a prankster on others.

But who is the fool in this scenario?

Is it those upon whom the prank is played,

or

the one playing the prank?

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The_Fool_by_MarkWilkinsonThe Fool by Mark Wilkinson | website

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What is a fool?

Search for ‘Fool’ on devianart,

and

the results reflect

The mythical,

magical,

mysterious side of the fool.

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the_fool_s_idol_by_ikiskaThe Fool’s Idol by iKiska

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The fool as jester,

trickster,

sowing seeds of bathos.

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 cirque_du_soleil_by_bordaCirque du Soleil by borda (Adrian Borda)

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The fool as puppeteer,

puppet,

both tied to each other by strings.

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Fool by monarttFool by monartt (Max Nikolaev) | website

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The fool as sad clown,

with tears of pathos,

and perhaps slightly sinister.

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Fool_by_EredelFool by Eredel (Victor Eredel) | website

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The fool as lover,

of love,

for love.

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the_fool_by_nadiezdaThe fool by Nadiezda | website

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Browsing through all of the magnificent creations

which came up as results for my foolish search

the one thing which is clear,

is that the fool is an inspirational muse.

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“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself”
― Charles Chaplin

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