If I were to select any literary couple other than Prince Hamlet and Lady Ophelia with whom to celebrate Valentine's Day, I would choose Dante Alighieri and Beatrice Portinari without question. Though their real-life romance is rather tragic—one could even see the dismal misfortune in a Wikipedia biography—their literary reconciliation is among the sweetest and most ancient epitomes of Christian romantic devotion.
"My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning?" ~Psalm 22:1, NKJV One of the most valuable things in this world is suffering. Though it seems as if suffering is anything but, the greatest moments in the Christian life are… Continue reading Songs of Solace: A Collection