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A Day of Nothing

February 26,2009
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Talia Rivera

Talia Rivera is a 33-year-old mother of two. As Executive Director of Villages without Walls, she works with high-risk gang members in Boston. [Read more]

Silence sounds pleasant when noise has exhausted me. And being alone isn’t as bad as some people make it seem. All day long I lay on the living room floor, alone, wrapped in a blanket, doing nothing. I tried blogging, but had writer’s block. So I search around YouTube. I watched Halle Barry’s Oscar acceptance speech. That was fun. So I then watched Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Forrest Whittaker, and the ever so graceful Helen Mirren, who said her sister told her, “All kids love to get gold stars and this [the Oscar] is the biggest and best star.” Then I got phone call I probably shouldn’t have taken. It was my pastor. I was a little annoyed after speaking with her. I turned off the telephone and turned on the television. I did four hours of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” which was about nothing. So it fit flawlessly into my day of nothing.