I think most of us hope that the tone of this April Fool’s Day will be a little more somber than most over these last few years. We’re still trying to calibrate a sense of what is appropriate and inappropriate in Our Current Moment. But this week’s classic Peanuts strip had Lucy back in the game of being mean to Charlie Brown in a way that reminds you of how desperately hopeful good old Chuck really is. It’s a good reminder to be aware of those likely to fool you, to misuse your hope, to keep our gullibility in check.
(image from gocomics.com)