Prompt ~ “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” Said Maya Angelou.
Foolery always wins.
Fools in Shakespeare’s plays may have been simply intended as a relief from the harsh themes like the gravediggers in Hamlet, Porter in Macbeth just after the murder of the King; and as Cleopatra prepares herself for death in Antony and Cleopatra. The fool also acts as a narrator of events and is one of the characters who is fearless in speaking the truth. The fool often provides the wit in a bleak situation.
The secret of a successful fool lies in the fact that he is no fool.
Fools do not follow any ideology except that which is expedient. They reject all shams of law, justice, and morality and are subservient to brute force, cruelty and lust. They have no illusions and do not seek consolation in the existence of natural or supernatural order. As such they care little for the punishment of evil and the reward of good.
Crevantes a contemporary of Shakespeare wrote about an old buffoon – Don Quixote. He was a man who was essentially good hearted and by the end of the play he had subtly changed his surroundings in to …. what he ardently believed. Wit has little to do with being successful, but fantasy has.
Wise sans foolery
Solemn with weight of knowledge