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November 17, 2000

aurora picture show
churches are not often haunted--they're no place for the departed. it's too painful watching the pious faces of the congregation smiling self-righteously in anticipation of a reward the dead know does not come. if you want to find ghosts, try the movies, where even rows rise like gravestones and as in a cemetery it might look empty but there's never a free seat--the spirits have come to watch phantoms dance on the screen. Pay admission, enjoy the show, when the credits roll you know what they've seen: when you're done, you're done, having lived a life as all lives are lived--vicariously.