Origin Stories – Annamaria Formichella

Numerology by Annamaria Formichella The word “quarantine” comes from Italian, quaranta giorni— forty days or the length of time a ship was held in isolation when suspected of carrying the plague. First spoken in fourteenth-century Venice and revisited six hundred plus years later. In 2020 quarantine and lent are coterminous, contemp- oraneous, collapsing and conflated. […]