Wednesday, 1 April 2020
TCWG SHort story Journal 5
The compliments of the season to my worthy masters and a merry first of April to us all!
Beshrew the man who on such a day as this, the general festival, should affect to stand aloof.
I love a Fool - as naturally as if I were of kith and kin to him.
I have never made an acquaintance that lasted; or a friendship that answered; with any that had some tincture of the absurd in their characters.
The more laughable blunders a man shall commit in your company, the more tests he giveth you, that he will not betray or overreach you,
And take my word for this, reader, and say a fool told it you, if you please, that he who hath not a dram of folly in his mixture, hath pounds of much worse matter in his composition.
Charles's Lamb's well-known essay on April Fools Day reminds us that there are worse faults than foolishness and that perhaps it is not wise to be wise all the time.
A little playing the fool cheers us.