Wisdom on Wednesdays—Society will destroy us

CSF24403

Tagliocozzo, 1939, pastel on paper

“We are in the condition today of being reduced by the tyranny of society and require that check and balance which can only be provided by the agrarian outlook: the family as a unit on the land.  Unless the family (and person) once more assume importance, society will destroy us.”  (1941)

Advertisements

Wisdom on Wednesdays—“Is there anything more real than poverty with a family?”

CSF23105

Shack where Schmitt stayed on his property in Silvermine before his marriage.
Pastel on paper, 14 x 11 in.

“Critics comfortably off and cosmopolite tell me that it is fatal for me to live alone in the woods and paint, that I must not separate myself from humanity, reality. . . . Humanity?  Is there anything more human than ones own children?  Reality?  Is there anything more real than poverty with a family? (except death, which is also tasted each day)?”  (1931)

Wisdom on Wednesdays—Sanctified, redeemed, reborn

Christ at Emmaus - etching - CROPPED

Christ at Emmaus, dry point etching

“One can only be sanctified as an individual in a society of individuals of which Christ is the head.  One can only be redeemed as a person in a society of persons of which Christ is the head.  One can only be reborn in a society of families of which Christ is the head.”  (1958)