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Words

April 01,2009
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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]

Past words are daily neglected. Like the vows that a husband and wife exchange. How does the phrase, “those special words that will marry you,” simply become a series of letters carelessly clustered into a sentence trying to reach an ending? “I…take you…to be my…to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.” How do those words, written and recited with love and significance, become just another sentence?
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