Choice and Choosing: Dante’s Paradiso Canto XI

He had to choose. But it was not a choice
Between excluding things. It was not a choice
Between, but of. He chose to include the things
That in each other are included, the whole,
The complicate, the amassing harmony.
but not to choose between, but to choose the whole.

– Wallace Stevens

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