David Camp's 2015 May Gallery 7
Canto 31. Rose (May 2015)
The original Commedia's uppermost Paradiso cantos portray an ethereal
realm outside of time and space where the blessed exist close to God.
The original thirty-first canto brings us in sight of a vast, multi-petaled rose
with the Virgin Mary at its heart and where Beatrice is crowned in glory.
The lotus can be viewed as an Eastern equivalent of the rose in Paradiso.
I had a vision of working on a vast "lotus" project between lives here.
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