Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

The Other Side 

Prior to Ms. Day's current chained-to-the-desk lifestyle, she really lived the dream. She feasted on extravagant breakfasts of the most luxurious poached eggs! She grew accustomed to sleeping on deluxe 25,000-thread-count sheets! She gallivanted all over Europe via chariot! It was a grand time of her life, indeed. During one of Day's many trips through Paris, she happened upon the famed Père-Lachaise cemetery — what a beautiful, fascinating place! As she made her way to the sans-bust graveside of Jim Morrison (not cool, thieves, not cool), she also had occasion to check out the final resting spots of Chopin, Wilde and Seurat. It's an odd feeling, really, to visit the graves of those you know about but have never met. When you're standing next to the tomb, you can't reminisce. It's très difficile to even drum up a tear. But people, like Day, travel to this famous cemetery in particular, seeking something, but what exactly can be unclear even to them. To learn more about this melancholy patch of Paris (while Day mourns the loss of her once-charmed life), get to Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue) for one of the Webster Film Series' screenings of Forever, a film tour of Père-Lachaise that includes interviews with its visitors. The documentary is shown at 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday (December 21 through 23), and admission costs $5 to $6. Call 314-968-7487 or visit www.webster.edu/filmseries for more information.
Dec. 21-23, 2007

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Latest in Night & Day

More by Ms. Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation