A luminous encounter when Dante finally makes it to heaven.
I once saw a human being with such radiance, a child of about 18 months standing on the edge of a swimming pool, naked and joyous, throwing himself from the edge of the pool into his parent’s arms and the water, time and again. Just bursting with delight. He shone like a beacon.
‘Smiling with her face a sheer
Cascade of light.’
Source: Dante, The Divine Comedy (Paradise, Canto 29), trans. Clive James (New York: Liveright Publishing, 2013), p. 499
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