Tuesday, October 16, 2007

walk on the wild side

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish poet, novelist, dramatist and critic

celebrate oscar's birthday - do something wilde today!

pictures: statue of wilde in merrion square park, dublin. may 2001; bottom - oscar's monument pere-lachaise, paris. march 2007 ( click on picture to enlarge)

9 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

A the wilde wisdom! Great tribute to a fascinating man, Kimy.

PS the promised whale shots are finally up ;-)

Salty Miss Jill said...

Just wanted to say hi...and that I love your blog and photos therein. :)You've got another loyal reader!

xoSMJ

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

That's a great photo. Though I've never seen Oscar as a blond! (P.S., glad Salty Miss Jill found you! We're old chums in the blogland.)

kimy said...

thanks av....the whales are wondrous! how can I get down there for one of their migrations?

welcome smj to the mousehole! I've also enjoyed your blog and your comments on various mutual buds in 'blogland'

yes, oscar as a blond quite unite, perhaps he posed for the statue after returning from his sojourn to california.

speaking of wilde in california, a while back I read a delightful book called 'wilde west' by walter satterthwaite... part murder mystery, part historical novel and totally engaging. I seem to remember loving the 'tension' that the author developed between (our hero) oscar and doc holiday. wonder if ol' walter ever followed this book up! I do admit to having a weak spot for novels peopled with historical figures.

Tab said...

Nice post...

Colette Amelia said...

OK What the heck do you not know? Peace, environment, literature, health, politics, art, food, quilting!!! Holy Cow!

I am trying to phone my son in Australia, and I keep getting no where how do you place a long distance overseas call?

gemellen said...

oh kim, how i needed that quote. thank you!

Dumdad said...

Oscar was just born to be wilde....

kimy said...

ca - you are too funny! lots I don't know! including making overseas phone calls, all I know is that you gotta have a bunch of extra codes

gem- you are most welcome. namaste!

dd - excellent!