Friday, April 28, 2006

The Easter Story

Almost missed out this little piece from The Times. Jeanette Winterson on the Easter story. A reminder that one can be queerly irreligious - yet spiritual.
It is significant that the first person to find the miracle is a woman, and a woman who was a prostitute. Christianity, in its earliest force, was not a religion of power; it was a religion of love.

Taken from The Times, April 15, 2006


precious said...

nice one. i've by now read lots of jeanette essays, thanks to you - i really like that one about her godchildren - but still haven't read a book by her...

darkorpheus said...

Each to their own.

If you EVER get around to reading her books though, pick out her earlier works. Her later books are annoyingly pretentious.

I also really like the essay on her godchildren. She is at her best when she loves the things she writes about.