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Let There Be Light
Steve Rushin
September 25, 2000
The dark cloud of media cynicism shrouding Sydney was pierced by a transcendent flame
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September 25, 2000

Let There Be Light

The dark cloud of media cynicism shrouding Sydney was pierced by a transcendent flame

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And our human skin was turned to gooseflesh.

And some scribes were moved to tears as the cauldron rose, of its own accord, into the sky. And we dragged on our off-brand cigarettes. And we blew Olympic smoke rings. And we watched Freeman stand stock-still atop the stairway, which didn't quite reach Heaven. But it came close enough.

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