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Neighborhood Shinto shrine for wishes and dreams, with electric wiring

Neighborhood American shrine for wishes and dreams, with totemic spirit

"Places where people hang their wishes and dreams? So it's malls?"

"Malls, but also schools, parks -- that's like the old days -- and then some web sites and virtual locales -- I've met the AOL spirit; he visits the mall too -- and there are even a few TV shows that people take as their true homes. The spirits of those shows tell me that it's a strange experience, to be the spirit of a TV show and look out at people facing the machine just as they would face a shrine, with all their wishes and dreams."

"But isn't that the 'death of place' we hear about."

"Mutation, not death. If we spirits can adapt, so can you."