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la Virgen Tapiz Fronteriza de la Virgen de Guadalupe
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A down pillow, grey with dust, came down the line. I was angry at it, at how light it was, how easy it was to pass.
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“My purpose in life is to encourage people to seek the things they love to do,” says Louis, “not what they think they have to do.”
I might’ve said too much for a first visit, but Anshu’s warmth had a way of dissolving my worry. To my emotional overspilling, Anshu said she will take care of me from now on.
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