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Beatrice as inspiration

posted by drew

02.21.16

"Beatrice, then, is another name for inspiration--romantic, aesthetic, moral, and religious. She inspires passion, vision, virtue, and, in the supernatural order, love of God. How she did it was Dante's secret--and hers. Of the fact and its effects nearly all the poet's works bear witness."

--Gerald Groveland Walsh, Dante Alighieri: Citizen of Christendom (1946) 

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Drew Dellinger

Drew Dellinger is a speaker, poet, writer, teacher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. He has inspired minds and hearts at over 1000 events around the planet, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion.
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