“O Fortuna!”

Grief is real.

We are living through a massive transformation.

Before the French Revolution, “revolution” meant a turning of the Wheel of Fortune.

The Wheel has turned.

The world has changed; we do not know yet what it will become.

It is time to pray, grieve, and hope.

Image: Wheel of Fortune from the Benediktbeuern manuscript (Munich, Bayerische Staastbibliothek, Clm 4660, fol. 1.

For the story of this manuscript, see Christopher de Hamel, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World (London: Allen Lane, 2016), chapter 8.


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