Meeting Minos and finding the lustful.
“As, in large troops
And multitudinous, when winter reigns,
The starlings on their wings are borne abroad;
So bears the tyrannous gust those evil souls.” – Inferno 5:40-43
These are the Starlings Dante evokes when he describes the torment of the lustful, being whipped around through hell. The depth and imagination of this imagery is really beyond what I could have done in a book. It’s a powerful whipping force that makes you feel how strongly they get yanked around. And yet, when seen from a distance, you see that behind that whipping force is a certain divine beauty.
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