Monday, October 12, 2009

grown to love secrecy

Photo Solange Wilvert by Yelena Yemchuk
I have grown to love secrecy.
It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life
mysterious or marvellous to us.

The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.

When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going.
If I did, I would lose all my pleasure.

It is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring
a great deal of romance into one’s life.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde


jeannie said...

Some secrecy is definitely needed!

Cinnamon said...

This is very poignant to today's lifestyle, considering through all the mediums we are now accessible, it's almost impossible to go anywhere without someone knowing where you are or what you're doing.

Clorivak said...

That is Beautiful Alissa! I love your deep poetic ramblings you post! They are so sure know how to pick them! :)

thereddeer said...

Love it - I think I am too transparent, I need more secrecy in my life.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Love love the words ... and the picture.