Time Of Pestilence

Anne Havens book cover for her"“Prayers in a Time of Pestilence.”
Anne Havens’ book cover for her “Prayers in a Time of Pestilence.”

At Trump’s campaign speech in Ohio the other day he accused Biden of trying to “hurt” the Bible and “hurt” God. “He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy, our kind of energy.” 

He can say stuff that makes no sense and it works for him. He uses this theatrical magic to great effect. While a pandemic of biblical proportions is sweeping the globe you certainly don’t want to piss off god by “hurting” her or her book.

Two new pieces of art entered our home on the same day. Pete Monacelli gave us a Casin/collage/pen and ink piece entitled “Untitled Miniature #14”. It consists of a reconstructed reproduction of Titian’s “The Fall of Man,” a painting from the Prado. 

Anne Havens, who coincidentally was born on the same day in the same year as Pete, mailed us a copy of her recent book, “Prayers in a Time of Pestilence.” In the accompanying notes she describes the art as “telephone doodles.” Of course they are rich, sub-conscience expressions of this dark and scary time. Anne reminds us that Shakespeare wrote King Lear and Newton discovered gravity while guaranteed from the plague. And she sprinkles her spreads with G. K. Chesterton, Chaucer, Thomas Aquinas and Shelly – “If winter comes,, can spring be far behind?” 


4 Replies to “Time Of Pestilence”

  1. Looks like I spelled “guaranteed” wrong and was autocorrected. Came up with quake tee we. Sort of Trumpian. Thank you for calling my attention to it.

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