The canons of good society are, or should be, the same as the canons of art. Form is absolutely essential to it.

Oscar Wilde

(The young man and woman are Charlotte and Andrea Casiraghi, son and daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco. posted on a romance blog to showcase the handsome Andrea.)


  1. Mary Marvella // May 24, 2008 at 3:13 PM  

    Deep as usual. At the time he wrote it there were a lot of cannons of society. Today are there more than we notice?

  2. Toni V.S. // May 24, 2008 at 3:49 PM  

    I'll have to think over that one. Some of the canons of Wilde's day were quite different from some of ours, while many are still the same, though reluctantly accepted now.

  3. Nightingale // May 24, 2008 at 8:52 PM  

    I agree with both of you. But remember we wouldn't know the kind of society that handsome Andrea moves in until it hit us in the face! Neither of you commented on his beauty! :-)

  4. Mary Marvella // May 25, 2008 at 12:06 AM  

    Like there was a need? He's gorgeous!