Going Through a Phrase

Glance at Michael Klauke’s “In Good Faith,” and it appears to be a line drawing of Botticelli’s beautiful “Cestello Annunciation” — depicting Gabriel’s revelation of the coming Christ child to Mary, who responded: Yes, may it be done.

But look closer.

Those lines actually are tiny words, and the words are ugly — taken from legal memos to President George W. Bush in 2002 on ways to justify torture. Yes, it may be done.