Give up foolishness? Heck no! Foolishness is what makes life worthwhile sometimes. Being serious all the time, now there is the buzz killer. But to be foolish, well, to me it means being willing to take a chance on something, like luck or love. Being willing to appear the fool means you are willing to take a risk. I don't think I would ever want to give that up.
Sometimes life is much too serious. Play it safe. Don't take any chances. Be cool. But putting yourself out there, now that takes some courage. Oftentimes it is courage that I lack, yet I still believe it is better to have risked being laughed at than to sit all the dances of life out.
There is also the foolishness of dancing in the rain and kootchie cooing with your dog. It may appear foolish to some, but it is oh so good for the soul and the spirit. Your face my burn crimson red when you realize you've waved at someone who wasn't waving at you, but foolishly maybe, I still think it's better to wave.
No, on this April Fool's Day, I won't be giving up foolishness. Being willing to be child-like, not child-ish, is how to experience life in all its multi-faceted glory. Being serious? Well, I can give that up quite easily, even though I know there is a time and place for everything. But you don't have to be foolish about it.
Happy April Fool's Day.