Wisdom on Wednesdays—Love and the struggle

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Gertrude in Roman Scarf, c. 1960, oil on canvas, 25¼ x 30¼ in.

“One ceases to love when one is comfortable and when one ceases to struggle.” (c. 1940)


Wisdom on Wednesdays—“It is easy to love humanity”


Gertrude feeding her son Austin, September 9, 1921

“I always suspect the poet or artist who loves humanity. It is immature and an oversimplification of a difficulty. For it is easy to love humanity—the trouble comes when we attempt to love our neighbor. Our neighbor is not a vague abstraction but the individual with whom we come in contact in our daily lives.”  (c. 1931)