Random Thoughts on April Fools
I am an Executive Assistant of a rather serious man for seven long years now. I think the only reason he hasn’t fired me yet is because I say the silliest things…and with actions pa! Hihihi! I usually tell him that my primary job is to make sure that all his wrinkles are in the right places; writing his reports and speeches are just secondary. We both agree that I am rather overpaid, given my priorities. Oh, but we both don’t mind.
If I have anyone to thank for my silly disposition, it would be Horace. Do you remember him from your world literature in high school? He is that Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. He is famous for his Latin phrase “carpe diem”, which translates to “seize the day”. Certainly, you remember him now! Oh well…
Today, being April Fools’ Day, I would like to remember Horace. I thank him for writing this eons ago:
“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
I have lived by this quote for quite some time now, and it has definitely allowed me to keep my rose-colored glasses on.
Lighten up! Happy April Fools everyone!
Btw, you want to meet Horace? Here he is: