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.