Elise Gardella
book of hours
This installation is my book of hours an irreligious devotional.

Though not aligned with any religion—(Imagine)—I’m not faithless, or lacking a thirst for the Love Supreme, or even without confidence in a kinder, truly equitable world. But, I need to strengthen my sense of hope and to understand my circumstance with greater clarity.

Here, I offer a meditation—part testimony, part prayer—for these bad times and the hours of despond.