Popular SSIL presenter Carol Rizzolo returns to the Library to present a 6-part series on Dante’s Divine Comedy. Rizzolo holds a PhD in mythology and psychology and is a certified personal and executive coach. Learning to live gracefully through the many twists and turns that life offers has been the focus of her life.
Born in 1265, the personal story of the writer Dante Alighieri can be considered a tragic story. His mother passed away when he was seven, and by nine years old, Dante had become infatuated by the beautiful young Beatrice. Although they had only met three times over the course of their lives and hardly spoke a word between them, Beatrice became the muse and inspiration for all of Dante’s life and work. Tragedy once again struck when Beatrice became ill and passed away at a tender age. Dante described being touched by a sense of divine love and for the rest of his life, he sought to express this sense.
Many of us are familiar with the first lines of The Divine Commedia: “Midway through the journey of our life , I found myself in a dark wood, for I had strayed from the straight pathway to this tangled ground.”
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