Monday, February 23, 2009

There is a light...

"And then, as people at a masquerade
take off the masks which have until that time
been hiding their true selves--so, then and there...
I saw reality...

God...grant me now the power to find the words for what I saw!
There is a light...whose glory makes the Creator
visible to the created mind,
whose only peace is in beholding Him."

--Dante in Paradiso


"I can see how into your mind already
There shines Eternal Light which...
Once it is seen, forever kindles love."

--Beatrice in Paradiso