Wednesday, April 19, 2006

To Do List

‘Now must thou thus cast off all sloth,’ said the Master ‘for sitting on down or under blankets none comes to fame, and without it he that consumes his life leaves such trace of himself on earth as smoke in air or foam on the water. Rise, therefore, conquer thy panting with the soul, which conquers in every battle if it sink not with its body’s weight. There is a longer stair which must be climbed’

-Dante, Commedia, Inferno XXIV, 46-55)



Whirlwind of Lovers (Illustration to Dante's Inferno), William Blake

3 comments:

whosyourhuckleberry said...

I love that painting.
I used to have a print of it in my old office.
I cannot remember what happened to it.

kissyface said...

That is so odd. I've been corresponding with another blogger here for about five months. We often see these "coincidences" pop up. They are like little signposts of the ties that bind us all, I think. Kind of comforting, makes me feel like I might have at least one foot on the right path.

I love Blake's drawings generally.

whosyourhuckleberry said...

Coincidence indeed.
Like how did you really know Butterfinger is my favorite candy bar?
Random and determined, all in one, apparently...