Wisdom on Wednesdays—the sense of origins

“The sense of origins—the so-called creative faculty—no longer plays a vital part in our present American culture.  We have all but severed ourselves from our physical-emotional life. . . . This I conceive as the tragedy of our present culture: that media are no longer in the middle but are the very, only, stuff of ourselves, and the ends can take care of themselves!”

Townhouse - Carl Schmitt

Townhouse, oil on canvas, 1916 – probably a view outside the back of Schmitt’s studio in New York, then in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan (463 W. 21 Street)

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