“You know, my mother was right. It’s a mistake to be conspicuously happy. Some people don’t like it.”
“No one thinks you’re happy. They think you’re foolish.”
There is a great piece analyzing and comparing “My Old Kentucky Home” to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Basket of Kisses, which got me thinking. If you’ll indulge me a bit, I think an underlying theme of this episode was how we all play the fool at times.
Sometimes, we knowingly act the fool.
At times, we must choose to pretend we don’t know what part we are playing.
There are those who may enjoy playing the part—especially for someone we care about.
And some of us, more often than not, unknowingly play the fool.
Finally, there are those of us who no matter how expensive our cuff links, feel like we’ve got the head of a jackass.
Links of interest
~Watch the 1935 version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on youtube.
~Paul isn’t arrogant. He’s confident.
~Sew Retro is having a Mad Men themed competition for the month of September.
I’m in a very good place right now.