In the nursing program at our college, at one time, as
part of the study of criminal psychology, they had a text
of famous pieces of literature which illustraed various
syndromes pertinent to the course. It was required reading.
Made great sense to me. Don't know if they still do it.

I once had a psyche. nurse in a lit course, when I taught Charles
Williams' DESCENT INTO HELL. She said she'd met
every person in the book.

Somehow it's not hard to think that there are bridges
to be built between your various worlds.


Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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-----Original Message-----
From: Rita Proffitt [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2003 5:01 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: An amateur Eliot enthusiast's wild musing

Peter and Nancy and Jennifer and Marcia,
       Thank you in advance (TIA) for assisting me with my assignment. I
would like you to know I am not here just to do a paper, but am interested
in Eliot and your thoughts. My boring background is that I am a nurse and
after many moons, am returning to a junior college to learn something other
than how the body works in health and disease. I worked in and ICU for 18
years. Also worked many other areas prior to that. I love my career as a
nurse, but am enjoying learning about lit, poetry, etc. Areas that were
never taught, or discussed in school. Do you know what it is like hang with
docs and medical people for 30 years?? eeeekkkkk so I am "old". I became a
nurse at 22..... or 6 as when I lie... lol.

No one ever says - so how 'bout TS Eliot? They just talk about MI's and
traumas, and  how insurance is destroying healthcare.

K - nuff said. I accessed the TS Eliot Wasteland and heard him recite the
poem. Also accessed Peter's web site. What a fun place this is. I hope to
observe and learn as much as I can. rita