These closing lines of Dante’s Divine Comedy, reached after a long upward journey from the pits to Paradise, leave you floating. And what internal harmony and congruity – your wishes and your will rotating in sync with the same universe-turning wheel.


‘… but now, just like a wheel

That spins so evenly it measures time

By space, the deepest wish that I could feel

And all my will, were turning with the love

That moves the sun and all the stars above.’ 


Source: Dante,The Divine Comedy (Paradise Canto 33), trans. Clive James (New York: Liveright Publishing, 2013), p. 526

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