Even though he knew "Dorian Gray" inside out, Chris read it again last night, seeking some reference in the story to the curse wearing off, or the painting changing back. He found nothing.
So maybe this had nothing to do with Dorian Gray at all.
Maybe this was something out of a different story, or even something not out of any story. A new occurrence: something magical, bestowed only upon him. And, of course, upon the glinting-eyed, enigmatically smiling mature gentleman in the portrait.
But no, Chris concluded this morning, this has everything to do with Dorian Gray.