The bright colours symbolize many possibilities. The Fool is holding the pilgrim’s staff in his hand. Water and fish indicate openness and vivacity. The butterflies also indicate different ideas and a joy of living. The golden yellow background gives the scene energy of life. One can see the tip of the Fool’s cap. The cross, or rather the handle of the sword in the background, gives an awareness of danger, which is lurking along the path the Fool is going to take.