did i mention that thursday 13th january was my birthday ?
well, in the evening i was treated to an evening at the vaudeville theatre.
mrs w said that she always wanted to see what an ideal husband was like...
i've previously admitted to you that i'm partial to a bit of jane austen so i might as well
confess that i'm a big fan of oscar wilde too.
an ideal husband is one of my favourite plays. not only is it full of great quotable lines
but i also see a lot of myself in the character lord arthur goring
( the idlest man in london )
perhaps those of you who know me should check out the 1999 film version
and let me know if you agree ?
at the start of the second act, lord goring was getting changed
( he was rumoured to change his clothes 5 times a day )
he was standing in front of a full length mirror admiring himself while speaking
to his man...
" fashion is what one wears oneself. what is unfashionable is what other people wear.
other people are dreadful. the only possible society is oneself "
he then came out with my favourite line in the whole play and one which
is paraphrased in my favourite song of all time... my theme song if you like...
lord goring adjusted his buttonhole, looked at his reflection and smiled...
" to love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance "
ok... second competition of the year...
a prize for whoever can guess what my theme song is, what the line in the song is
that has similar sentiments to lord goring, and who's recording of the song is in my
opinion, the definitive version.