April Fool's Day always makes
me think of court fools, or jesters...
so here is my rendition of a court Fool.
I added a medieval style border
and background, since his costume
was inspired by an illuminated
Several types of court fools existed:
people who were considered "mad" or crazy~
some may have been small in stature.
The fool that I find most interesting
was the witty person whose behavior
and comment was accepted by royal decree.
Humor could be used to illuminate the truth
when a plain statement of fact or opinion might be
considered offensive. A Fool could get away
with saying what courtiers could not.
"In a world of fools, it is the person
who realizes his own innate folly...
who is truly wise."
In 1508, the French poet Eloy d'Amerval
referred to a 'poisson d'avril'
literally translated April Fish!
I hope your day is filled with humor and fun!