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  • Dead center of the sanctuary, beneath the main cupola, wooden pews had been stacked high and were now ablaze in some sort of epic funeral pyre.
  • High above on the balcony, like a soul tearing free of its corporeal restrains, a luminous pyre of flame erupted from the camerlegno’s center.
  • Surreal wisps of memory sifted back into his consciousness . A pyre of mystical fire . an angel materializing from out of the crowd . her soft hand taking his and leading him into the night . guiding his exhausted, battered body through the streets . leading him here . to this suite . propping him half-sleeping in a scalding hot shower . leading him to this bed . and watching over him as he fell asleep like the dead.

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  • In 1829 India banned the Hindu custom of a widow’s suicide on her husband’s funeral pyre.
  • While cremation is not uncommon in the western world, open air funeral pyres are typically illegal.

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