When my grandmother (Oma) was still alive she always referred to God in the plural, believing there were many protectors. I’m not sure when she picked this up (she grew up in Michigan during the Great Depression) but she was a big fan of ancient Greece when I knew her and even claimed to be have been visited in visions by toga wearing sages. I can only hope the Gods my grandmother believed in are with us now as the United States takes on more of the contours of a Greek Tragedy rather than the American Dream. The fabric above – called Jules et Jim by Clarence House – got me thinking in these terms.