Wisdom on Wednesdays—“Who can feast without fasting?”

“To feast and fast is to be lonely. Society is always neo-Greek—’Moderate in all things.’ Since Christ, this last is the first step to smugness and hypocrisy. It is Aristocratic to feast—it is Peasant to fast. It is an Aristocratic right to take—it a Peasant right to give.  But who can take who will not give, and who can feast without fasting, who can enjoy kingship without servitude, and leisure without sacrifice?”  (1928)

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A Christening Party at Chartres, 1928, oil on canvas, 45 x 54 in.

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