“The Portrait” / Memorable Fancies #153

January 1, first year: I have commissioned a miraculous portrait of myself from the artist who painted Dorian Gray. I asked him to do the same for me, that it would age while I did not. He is finishing the mouth now, asks me not to speak while he perfects it. January 1, second year: Yes, the portrait is aging. I can see a few wrinkles, a slight paunch. Everyone tells me I still look young. January 1, third year: The portrait continues to age, but to my disappointment I find that am aging … [Read more...]