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c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

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Gates of Hell, depiction of Dante's "Inferno" at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University.

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"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" by Gustave Dore (1832-1883)

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Dante’s Inferno (Map) by somnium-maris on DeviantArt ... I like the style, but the descriptions aren't entirely accurate (by the artist's own admission) due to basing it only on a portion of the video game adaptation.

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Love this for my story...although it does remind me of Katniss Everdeen after reading The Hunger Games...

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I accept the consequences of my actions. I live with them every day. There are others who do not and who will never change because of that.

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“To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face, and to know it for what it is... at last, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away...” ― Virginia Woolf

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