Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools For Love

Never let it be said that The Yummish don't enjoy a good joke and appreciate a range of verbal and visual play from the clever to the filthy. We do tend, however, to be suspicious of those jokes labeled “practical,” as they often seem more correctly termed “mean spirited.” While we recognize that this is not always the case, we are inclined to approach April Fools Day, with it's emphasis on pranksterism, with caution.

That being said, we are huge fans of Acting the Fool.

Thus, we propose a different, more Yummish approach to marking this day: April Fools For Love.

Far from being a cretin or an idiot, The Fool is the archetypal innocent, the gamboling essence of youth. He is the tabula rasa. He is us, before the stories of our lives began to be written. He is inexperience and potential.

Today, rather than setting them up to be made to feel foolish, we suggest that you be The Fool for those you love.

Let go of those events of the past that you carry with you, burdening your relationships. Without that heavy load, you'll find more spring in your step. Releasing long-built stores of recrimination and regret makes room for hope to flourish. For one day, try seeing your loved ones through the eyes of The Fool – blind to the past, seeing only the brilliance of what is to come.

For as The Man once sang with burning blue-eyed intensity:

These are the days of the endless summer
These are the days, the time is now
There is no past, there's only future
There's only here, there's only now

Today's exercise: Let your inner Fool guide you

The Hokey Pokey and how it truly is what it's all about.

1 comment:

  1. My grandparents were married on April 1st. Their kids used to tease them that maybe the JP who married them wasn't real and they were really living in sin. My grandmother failed to see the humor in this.