Sunday Inspiration - Dante Alighieri
When I first tried to read the Divine Comedy in my late teens, I had no idea who 95% of the people were, and though I put it down after finishing Inferno, I knew that there was something powerful about the story. When I picked it up ten years later, however, after undertaking my own journey to Hell and back, it spoke to me in ways I never could have imagined.
Dante was an undeniable genius with an intimate understanding of mythology, poetry, philosophy, and theology - and arguably alchemy and Kabbalah. He was a luminary, several hundred years ahead of his time, whose work will endure for centuries to come.