When the Renaissance was being born, and the Dark Ages were giving way to a new era, society was becoming more cultured with music, and the arts and scholars were founding schools and universities to further the study of science and philosophy. It was during this time in the year 1265, Dante Alighieri was born in Florence Italy. He began writing the Divine Comedy in 1308 and completed it a year before his death in 1321. While the Divine Comedy is perhaps one of the greatest works of poetry in history, for me, it’s written with astonishing imagination and passion and poetic genius with his deep perceptions of the human existence. No matter how many times you read it, it will speak to you wherever you are in life’s journey, and changes as you change.
“The path to paradise begins in hell.” ― Dante Alighieri
In the Divine Comedy, Dante…
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