The Pursuit of Utopia in Dante’s Art and Our Lives

Can you make connections between the pursuit of utopia in Dante’s pursuit of heaven and comparable pursuits of utopia that might exist in your own life?

Remember that to connect our life to Dante’s Art is to connect our life to Dante’s creative, imaginative processes. We must always recognize that the pursuit of a utopia of any kind is absolutely indistinguishable from (and synonymous with) certain idealistic pursuits of the artistic imagination because we cannot realize-actualize-embody utopic conditions on the ground in ordinary life without audaciously daring to imagine extra-ordinary idealizations in our creative imaginations first.