Saturday, May 29, 2021

Quote of the Day (Poetry’s Horace, on How ‘It’s Sweet Sometimes To Play the Fool’)

“Abolish delay, and desire for profit,
and, remembring death’s sombre flames, while you can,
mix a little brief foolishness with your wisdom:
it’s sweet sometimes to play the fool.” — Roman poet Horace (65 BC-8 BC), Odes, Book IV, xii, Spring,” translated by A. S. Kline (2003)

The image accompanying this post comes from “Make ‘Em Laugh” from the beloved (and hilarious) 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain, with Donald O'Connor showing how it’s done.

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