During the lockdown, I undertook a small personal project: reading through the Divine Comedy one chapter a day, and voicing my thoughts on a podcast, Alessia’s Divine Comedy. It has been a veritable labour of love, with migraines and whatnot, but it has reminded me just how much I love to go down a research rabbit hole and learn new things. I also felt like I made a friend across time, since I never realised how much I would sympathise with Dante when I first studied the poem at school.
Like the best of fiction, the poem has been a window into my soul, and it has helped me to see things about myself and my faith that were not as apparent without it. The project of podcasting itself also provided some insights into my personality and how I work. Here’s my end of 3-months reflection.