Oscar Wilde was a horrible man, and I always feel bad quoting him.
But as regards fashion, he was dead on target: “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable we must alter it every six months.”
I totally agree that tart fashion is a form of aggression, however unconscious on the part of women – some women. (There are women who are completely aware of this.) A normal guy, being exposed to this provocation, has to ignore the provocation. This is a form of emasculation. The process starts at adolescence. No wonder we have so many messed up young guys.
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Yes, Oscar Wilde was a horrible man, but so are we all. Not just theoretically, but truly and deeply, apart from the Redemption. Says St. Paul:
God, who said, “Light shall shine in darkness,” has shone in our hearts. . . .
I don’t think you should feel bad quoting him, Diana. I like to quote from his “Ballad of Reading Gaol.” For instance:
And thus we rust Life’s iron chain
Degraded and alone:
And some men curse, and some men weep,
And some men make no moan:
But God’s eternal Laws are kind
And break the heart of stone.
And every human heart that breaks,
In prison-cell or yard,
Is as that broken box that gave
Its treasure to the Lord,
And filled the unclean leper’s house
With the scent of costliest nard.