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Christina of Sweden
I have a lot of sympathy and admiration for Christina of Sweden (1626-1689). She was only 6 when she became queen of Sweden after her father’s death on the battlefield. She had a significant impact not only on her country, and her 17th century, but also on Europe (political and cultural), Christianity and woman identity going forward. I have read that she is one of only three women buried in the grotto of the Vatican, in the company of Matilda of Tuscany (I did not know it when I wrote about her on this blog) and Maria Clementina Sobieska. She was in countercurrent of nearly everything in her time and had to fight to advance her fundamental modernism. She was an early adopter of the Age of Enlightenment (” Siècle des Lumières “) which advanced the pursuit of human happiness and scientific reasoning over faith-based cultural and social absolutism. René
Delray Beach - NOVEMBER 22
Musings for some or all
We each have our identity reflecting our preferences and circumstances. While we would like to believe that we humans are fundamentally alike and designed to live in harmony (as a norm), the reality is quite the opposite. We are different from one another and finding our harmony is a major challenge. The myth
in search of beauty
in Ranakpur, India
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