Dictionary definitions for “fool” are pejorative—a person lacking in good judgement, acting imprudently, easily deceived, an ignoramus, simpleton, airhead. But in earlier times, a wandering fool was someone who could possibly wake us up, who spoke outside convention, with the openness of a child.

The Fool became a symbol, often pictured striding along energetically and about to step off a cliff, representing spontaneity and the ability to improvise, to experience an adventure, a willingness to take a risk for something that stirs your enthusiasm, that might be fulfilling.