Time to write about foolish things

April first  is notorius for jokes and pranks. Have you ever been pranked by friends or colleagues?  How many times have you said ‘April Fool’s” to someone?  This traditon has been adopted by many cultures over several hundred years, although no one is quite sure of where it first originated.

According to History.com:

“Some historians speculate April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563.

People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize the start of the new year had moved to January 1, and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1, became the butt of jokes and hoaxes”.

The word fool is often used as a descriptive term in songs. “I’m a fool for you, I’m a fool for your love”, “what kind of fool do you think I am?”  “foolish pride”… the list goes on.

Have you ever written a “fool” song?  Maybe now’s the time to try your hand at being “foolish”. Writing about being a fool, being fooled, or some such scenario is a good exercise in laughing at yourself, writing about a deceptive situation, and other such ‘tomfoolery’.

But seriously,describing such situations and feelings adds another tool (rhymes with fool) to your kit. It’s a universal subject  just about everybody who is breathing can relate to.

How many different ways can you think of to write about the ‘fool’ thing?  Here are a few to get you started:

  • warn someone not to be the fool (like you were) – advice
  • talk about how it feels to be taken for a ride – fooled by someone you trusted
  • tell someone you put one over one them – I’m not the fool, the joke’s on you

Have fun with it because….. you’re nobody’s fool!