Whilst wearing the Rabbit Ears of Ridiculousness? Or are they the Horns of Harmoniousness? I can't tell from here.
Is this a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma?
I believe they are feathers. For hope is, the thing with feathers.
Ably displayed in the Aigrette of Abstemiousness, as one usually does in such situations.
Back-peddling, the whole way.