The Holy Fool is the story of a young woman named Grace, who was sent into this world via her perplexed parents to help others. She laughed when the doctor dangled her upside down and slapped her on the back. Her mother asked the doctor, “What’s wrong with her?” He did not know and had never experienced delivering a laughing newborn. Thus, when miracles began to happen around her, she became known as the holy fool.
‘Some people call me a fool, a holy fool, who drools when she talks and spits words of no meaning. They don’t know I can hear the tears in their sad hearts, feel their heavy burdens, and see the loneliness inside their houses without ever leaving the rock upon which I sit almost every day. The rock makes a nice surface for resting the cushions of my behind. It’s a big behind, and I always laugh every time I look over my shoulder and see it jiggling after me when I move’.
Grace cannot help but see the absurdity of those around her who are trying to create lasting happiness in a world made of rickety scaffolding with no thought given to the needs of their own souls. The fictitious Grace reflects on all the holy fools who have come and gone without the world understanding their gifts. It is told in her soft-spoken voice with the humor of a wise old sage.