Angel of Distemper
It has been noted that in his last years Wilde was poor, shabby, reclusive, and missing a few teeth. He did, however, persist in smoking gold-tipped cigarettes and painting his face. He insisted, even at this terrible time, that he felt himself to be just as strong an individual as ever.It is a shame that, disgraced as a famous older man, Oscar Wilde didn't get another chance when he'd become an even better human being. Maybe he could have saved the world if it could have forgiven him. Rather than being forgotten, he is more appreciated and loved now than ever; his spirit shines on.
I don't know if he had already saved the world by that then, but he had certainly salvaged America; I don't know where we'd be without him.
Bless his painted soul.