Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Notes From Empty Church.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: JIM BELSHAW Of the Journal

Give it time, and an empty place will drop hints of itself, cause you to come to an understanding of it you might have missed when it's full of people and sound and activity.

It's why I like empty theaters and stadiums. It's why I like to go to a political stump speech an hour before it begins and stay after everybody's left.

Give an empty place a fair chance and it often gives up its ghosts or its past or at the very least lets you consider its purpose without someone telling you what it is.

I always start out in these places just jotting down notes.

Cathedral notes

Tuesday, mid-morning, Cathedral Church of St. …

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