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probes
24th Apr 2012, 08:37
it's an old thing, of course (I didn't find the videos a couple of years ago), but still.
Sincerity is inspiring. If I had seen the interview and programs when young, I could have become a nun.
Or maybe I wouldn't have understood then.

"How do you learn to look? - By looking!"

the interview is split into parts, though (and the end seems to be missing?):
1) Sister Wendy in Conversation part 1 - YouTube
2) Sister Wendy in Conversation Part 2 - YouTube
3) Sister Wendy in Conversation Part 3 - YouTube
4) Sister Wendy in Conversation Part 4 - YouTube
5) Sister Wendy in Conversation Part 5 - YouTube
6) Sister Wendy on Piss Christ (Part 6) - YouTube

and how would a nun know that (somewhat answered in the last part of the interview, though)?
Sister Wendy's Grand Tour: Rome. - YouTube

tony draper
24th Apr 2012, 11:20
Oft wondered what happened to the lady,she was one of those who suddenly appear,has a large amount of telly time for a short while then disappears back into obscurity,though I have seen her in a documentary more recently talking about a painting but I cant recall which or when.
:)

vulcanised
24th Apr 2012, 11:37
Wasn't there a norty rime about her?

edit: not the one I was thinking of but it's a goodun

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G-CPTN
24th Apr 2012, 11:41
Sister Wendy Beckett:'Don't write to me - my time is for God' - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/3634413/Sister-Wendy-BeckettDont-write-to-me-my-time-is-for-God.html)

Wendy Beckett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Beckett)

My family values: Sister Wendy Beckett, art critic and nun | Life and style | The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/may/09/sister-wendy-beckett-family-values)

probes
24th Apr 2012, 13:27
Well, she's certainly a good one for parodies :ouch:.

I've always found it fascinating when people are sincerely passionate about something. Almost anything.
And, come to think of it - where's her 'earthly wisdom' from, as she's lived in the convent all her life (like some writers who haven't travelled much or been sociable, and still seem to have seen to the deepest depths of the human soul)?
The interview is also full of witty comments.
And I liked that one about her parents:
"Through my parents' example there was never any doubt in my mind that God loved us and that it mattered how we behaved. I was never aware that grown-ups quarrelled. I knew my brother and sister and I quarrelled: that was what children did. Adults I knew never spoke unkindly, were never nasty to one another. I was in for quite a shock when I entered a convent to find that I had just been very fortunate."
A child of such extraordinary parents has to be extraordinary, maybe?