It revealed me to myself. I was intrigued by the epiphanic* aspect -- shafts of sunlight, indeed.
 
(*a. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.
  b. A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization.)
 
CR

--- On Sat, 4/16/11, mikemail <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I also found a whole lot about myself, and little of Eliot - that came later.  My introduction was TWL  with the Notes -the notes were important.
Mike


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> Indeed refreshing, VERY refreshing.
> Curiously my intro to Eliot was through Murder ITC and Ash Wednesday.
> I was NOT interested in finding out more about him, only about his work.
> In it I found not much about him, but a whole lot about myself.
>
> P.
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>
>> Chokh Raj wrote:
>> > it was time i shared a reading
>> >
>> > here's one from the archives of guardian.co.uk:
>> >
>> > Shafts of sunlight
>> > Jeanette Winterson
>> >
>> >
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/nov/15/ts-eliot-festival-donmar-jeanette-winterson
>> >
>> > refreshing
>> >
>>     I thought it might fall short of your one word description, CR, but
>> it was indeed refreshing, as well as touching, clear-eyed, and with a
>> generosity of spirit. A 16 year-old who reads through Murder in the
>> Cathedral under those circumstances was bound to be somebody to take
>> notice of. Thanks for pointing it out.
>>
>> Ken A