What I learned on my vacation
In case anyone was wondering why I disappeared from this space last week, I was on vacation: a great, restful, sun-soaked week on the shore with my family.
And it gets better.
First, a confession: Up until last week, I had never read Dante.
So for my vacation reading, I took along the Diviine Comedy, in the Dorothy Sayers translation-- which provides wonderful explanatory notes to help a new reader understand the depth of Dante's artistry.
What a treasure! What a discovery! What a beautiful, insightful, rich work of art!
How did I live this long without ever making Dante's acquaintance? Why didn't somebody tell me?
Well, now I'm telling you. If you haven't read the Divine Comedy, you're cheating yourself. Don't be like me; don't wait. Start now.
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