Introducing…

So I have come to realize that there has been a major oversight in my blogging. I have not yet—or barely—touched on one of my favorite subjects: Oscar Wilde.

This man:

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Oh, the hotness.

So I am going to institute a new feature here at Gracetopia. Yes, you guessed it: Wilde Wednesdays!

Why Wednesday? Because it starts with a W, obviously. :)

Wilde Wednesdays will be random whateverness of Wilde. They might be historical factoids, or snippets of a play, or just a picture, or something. Long or short. Who knows? We shall see. So many Wednesdays, so little time. No wait. So much Wilde, so little time. There we go.

So, without further ado, I would like to introduce the the first edition of Wilde Wednesdays.

We have to start at the beginning, of course. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on October 16, 1854. Really it should be an international holiday. Week from Friday. Anyone want to party? Anyway, he was born in Dublin to Sir William Wilde, an eye and ear doctor, and the extraordinary, fabulous, inimitable Jane Speranza Francesca Wilde.

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Lady Wilde

Lady Wilde was a character. Poet, suffragette, diva, she was always larger than life. I have yet to actually read a book on her (I saw one once but did not buy it what was I thinking) but it is pretty obvious from what little I know of her that she was instrumental in shaping Oscar into the man he became.

Lady Wilde quote of the day, which pretty much sums her up: “I should like to rage through life—this orthodox creeping is too tame for me—ah, this wild rebellious ambitious nature of mine. I wish I could satiate it with Empires, though a St. Helena were the end.”

And there we go. Brief, yes, but Wilde.

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3 thoughts on “Introducing…

  1. @Travis there will definitely be some of those here, but there is so MUCH more to Oscar. :)

    @Cat and her name is SPERANZA!!! seriously, my first daughter = Speranza

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