Wednesday, July 19, 2006


of Dante's Purgatorio leading me to consider theodicy while bombs and missiles fall on Lebanon and Israel.

I've also began reading Paradiso, where this below -- synchronistically, too, for a Chatelaine (keeper of keys) -- seemed apt to make its way into the manuscript for next year's book, which includes a consideration of mostly Purgatorio but thus also Paradiso:

"If the reckoning of mortals fails to turn
the lock to which your senses hold no key,
the arrows of wonder should not run you through"
-from Paradiso by Dante Alighieri, Trans. by John Ciardi