worldfallsdown:

tealeaves:

Oscar Wilde died of cerebral meningitis in Paris on November 30, 1900. On the occasion of the 110th anniversary of his death, his tomb in Paris at the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery has been restored and a new glass barrier erected around the monument to stop visitors from making out with it.


The practice began in the late 1990s when a woman kissed Wilde’s tomb leaving a red lipstick print. Because people are easily influenced, that one lip print started an unstoppable trend. The tomb was soon covered in red lips… “which is a beautiful thing in my estimation and it should never stop”

“And alien tears will fill for him
Pity’s long-broken urn,
For his mourners will be outcast men,
And outcasts always mourn.”

It is beautiful. To forever be surrounded by kisses.

amazing isn’t it?