Monday, March 10, 2008
one's own nature
“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for.”
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish playwright, novelist, poet
The photograph of Oscar Wilde was made in New York by Napoleon Sarony, a popular portrait photographer best known for his portraits of American theater stars of late 1800s. Taken in 1882, it is said to be of Wilde wearing his favorite coat, and I must say, it is a wonderful portrait of the razor-witted Wilde. Everyone should have a photograph taken of themselves wearing their favorite coat.