Posts Tagged With: Oscar Wilde

CARNET EROTIC, PAGE ELEVEN

 

“The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.”

 

~ Jean Cocteau ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of an actual page of Jean Cocteau’s Carnet Erotic, (page eleven), taken in Paris in June 2019.


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THE CLEAREST NIGHT

 

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

000 the clearest nightDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Rue Jacob in Paris in May 2013.


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OSCAR

 

…Oscar Wilde was born 161 years ago today…

“all bad poetry springs from genuine feeling…”

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

 

000 oscarPhoto of Oscar Wilde’s works left at his grave taken in the Cimetière du PèreLachaise in Paris in September 2015.


000 Wilde 2Oscar Wilde’s grave in the Cimetière du PèreLachaise in Paris in September 2015.


000 Wilde 1Tributes left by female admirers despite the glass barrier at Oscar Wilde’s grave. Photo taken in the Cimetière du PèreLachaise in Paris in September 2015.


An earlier post with a photo of Oscar Wilde can be accessed here:

https://nitepoetry.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/do-you-think-i-might-get-the-part-part-two/


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LIKE A BLIND MAN

 

DESTROYING AN URBAN SOCIAL MEDIA MYTH

 

This quote, substituting the word “cat” for the word “hat,” probably because it sounds cooler, appears all over social media sites, usually printed over a picture of a reclining Oscar Wilde, and credited to him. Of course, no one bothers to research whether or not he really ever said or wrote these words. They just share it without questioning its validity, over and over again. Well, guess what? He never uttered or wrote these words. At all. In fact it doesn’t even sound remotely like anything Wilde would have said or ever written. Interestingly enough, when I checked on the origins of this supposed Wilde quote, I found that it most likely originated from a court case heard by Lord Charles Bowen (1835 – 1894), an English Judge, who is recorded as saying, “When I hear of an ‘equity’ in a case like this, I am reminded of a blind man in a dark room – looking for a black hat – which isn’t there.”

Social media sites like Facebook (which I sarcastically always refer to as Farcebook) could be wonderful tools for sharing information and establishing contacts, and sometimes are, but because people don’t take the time to research the truth about most of what they post and share, the sites become little more than garbage scows of misinformation and lies floating on the vast Internet sea, bobbing about without purpose or direction. It makes you wonder who is really blind…

 

000 Blind ReligionPhoto taken in the Medieval Chapel at La Madeleine, a rock shelter located in the Vézère valley, in the Dordogne, France in the summer of 1985.


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A PARIS MOMENT – CIMETIERE DU PÈRE LACHAISE

 

OSCAR WILDE’S GRAVESITE

 

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ~ Oscar Wilde

 

 

A PARIS MOMENT - CIMETIERE DU PÈRE LACHAISE

Photo taken in the Cimetiere du Père Lachaise in Paris in May 2014.


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