Love Me in a Different Language

If you’ve forgotten how to love me, mi amor, then please recall the words that once upon a time were softly sung to you,

that were crooned so sweetly at your mothers breast in the land that bore your father and his father before him.

Draw near to me, amor, and we’ll map our bodies with the sounds of passion,

where we’ll learn to love anew in your mother’s tongue, passed down from generation to generation.

Let us ink our hearts in nuances of sun-baked streets and moonlit trysts
in dialects that knew of love and loss long before our stars were lit,

that echo still of golden skin, and raven hair, and lips that taste of briny seas.

If you’ve forgotten how to love me, mi amor, let us learn to love again in languages unspeakable.

It is said that one changes personalities to subconsciously reflect the language that is being spoken.


Author: ebonyandcrows

Hello and welcome to my page~ My name is Larisa--a very common Slavic name that was either derived from the Latin word hilaris, meaning "cheerful," or from the Greek city of Larissa, meaning "strong fortress." Born in Ukraine, I emigrated with my family to America when I was still a small child and now make my home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Growing up immersed in two vastly differing cultures led me to have a burning curiosity about people all over the world. Stemming from said curiosity, I have fallen in love with traveling to other countries, meeting new people and delving into their culture, exploring new cities, and of course, dining on the local cuisine! If I cannot escape into a different country, then my next favorite method of adventure is to lose myself in a spectacular book. I enjoy books of all genres--from fiction and novels, to biographies and ethnographies. As long as it captures my fancy and holds me spellbound the entire time, I will burn through the book like a forest fire! Because of this penchant for reading and travel, coupled with my love of deep and mysterious things, I have been often called a dreamer and I find the title suits me. With that being said, I invite you to stay a while, perhaps make yourself a cup of tea and linger through my posts and feel free to comment or share a thought :-)

45 thoughts on “Love Me in a Different Language”

    1. Thank you, my dearest Rachel. Do you speak another language? It is said that the soul of a nation is their language. What separates people really—it is simply the language barrier. I have often considered this, how one can be any color or ethnicity, but if they speak out native language, they immediately become “us.” As a speaker of a different language myself, I have experienced this often. And to be honest, I love having a suitor who speaks a different language and courts me with it, it feels different tbh. More rich.

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      1. I agree, language can be such a huge part of a culture, and of a person. Definitely a very appealing quality – it shows intelligence and depth of experience I think. Plus it sounds beautiful. I wish I could speak another language fluently, I speaks ‘bits’ of other languages.

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        1. I only understand Russian and Ukrainian, but I’ve been courted before by Russian men and the romance is swoon-worthy. You have my word. There is something so deeply intriguing in being courted in a different language, you hear beautiful expressions that you don’t hear anywhere else in any other language, as it is unique to that language alone. Thank you so much for your incredibly kind commentary!

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      1. I so agree!
        I really appreciate that my husband can read the original biblical languages, it brings such a depth and also a passion, in regards God’s love, that unfortunately is lacking in the English in places. It’s endlessly fascinating, imo.

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        1. Ahh I am envious. It has long been my desire to be able to read Scripture in the original Greek and Hebrew. I listen to theologians who teach Scripture where they explain the original meaning in the Hebrew and Greek, and that is second-best. I also find it extremely fascinating to hear how quantum physics and the other sciences play seamlessly into creation and the Word of God. Chuck Missler is a particular favorite of mine.

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          1. yes it might be a mixed blessing…because he knows them, I haven’t made the effort myself, but i love it when he teaches from the originals.

            I agree about the science thing. I stumbled on an article about the fact that the universe shouldn’t even exist, it is truly a miracle
            “All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist,” explained Christian Smorra, first author of the study. “An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but we simply do not understand where the difference is. What is the source of the symmetry break?”

            There are so many arguments about macro evolutionary theory going on, I had never heard this before, how fascinating. It’s such a false dichotomy that has been set up about spiritual belief and science, a lot of ignorance about the role of creation believers in setting up modern scientific methods etc.

            I do not know Chuck Missler. Will have to look him up.

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            1. Oh my goodness, that passage from that science article was so exciting, my mind immediately ran away with it!! Due to quantum physics, we have discovered that everything in the physical universe is digital, but also (and on a different note), during certain experiments, particles of light reacted differently depending on if you were looking at them. This just blows my mind 🤯 So if we live in a digital hologram, and particles move in a certain way depending on if we are looking at them, does that mean that they stop existing when we are not looking at them? I actually listened to a podcast recently that talks about how we perceive our physical universe and one of the theories they posit is that the things we are not looking at actually stop existing until we look at them again. They break it all down in the podcast, but it fascinates me. Simply fascinates me.

              Chuck Missler passed away like a year or two ago, but he has long been one of my favorites.

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              1. That is fascinating…it’s so interesting to me, because once again my husband had been reading about this, and he reminded me I had bought a book online about something similar a few years ago, and I honestly can’t remember what I have done with it.
                But I am curious if it means that things stop existing? Or if they are just in a different state? We surely don’t stop existing if not looked at? It’s such a great topic!

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                1. True, but maybe because we always see ourselves 😄🤪

                  I am not sure how that theory would work, in all honesty, as I also believe that my fireplace is behind me, I can hear it making a sound and I can feel the warmth of the fire, and we know that all things are possible to them that believe, right? So if I believe it exists, then it exists without me having to look at it.

                  Another one that fascinates me is that atoms are mostly just empty space, but if grouped together in gargantuan bunches, they make a solid object. So it is true to
                  say that a thing is solid and also empty space.

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                  1. yes I had that thought… as well, about seeing ourselves. lol. But for those who can’t see…

                    It is awesome, how mysterious it all is really, even though we take it all so much for granted.

                    I did a post on the healing power of music, and i have it as a draft for some reason. I need to look at that and repost it. Some wonderful ancient wisdom that is once again, being backed up by modern science.

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                    1. Ahh the power of sound. There’s a certain type of frequency that when played is indeed healing, and then another type of frequency that is actually very destructive to our internal selves. If I recall correctly, it is the frequency of music used in like heavy metal. All of the classics were composed in the healing frequency, 432hz, I believe.

                      I am not surprised we can heal by sound alone, considering that creation was spoken into being and is literally held together by sound waves and frequencies. Nicola Tesla stated that if we want to know the secrets of the universe, we need to think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.

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  1. “If you’ve forgotten how to love me, mi amor, let us learn to love again in languages unspeakable.”

    Simply fabulous, Larisa. Languages unspeakable – an ancient prose that transcends speaking.

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    1. Ahhh yes you got it Rob, thank you ☺️ There are also feelings and emotions that run so deep that it transcends being able to verbalize the thing—and even if one were to attempt to capture the powerful emotion into words, somehow it diminishes it in a way. Much like how I feel sometimes when I attempt to capture a certain experience or idea I am trying to convey. It gets so frustrating sometimes lol. I know how I want it to be, yet it comes out so weak in comparison. Words, they are funny things.

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  2. “It is said that one changes personalities to subconsciously reflect the language that is being spoken.” I really believe this. I have had a language tutor for years, and we’ve become friends. I feel like the times we switch languages that, although we are still ourselves, you see a different side of someone.

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    1. Entirely true. I grew up speaking two languages, and any time someone who speaks Russian or Ukrainian finds out I speak it too, they immediately exclaim something along the lines of, “oh, you’re one of our own!” And the barriers immediately drop and they became animated and excited when talking to you. It happens over and over again in the professional field for me. Also, I can attest to the fact that my personality does undergo a switch when dealing with my parents or my culture.


      1. It took me a moment to decide whether I should ‘like’ this comment, wrapped in sweet praise, lest my ego savour it a bit too much for its own good, and end up with cocky cavity!
        I enjoy your writing on a level that is inexplicable. It means something to me. Rare and beautiful, relatable and so literary… It is difficult to find writers the heart and soul can connect to – there are a few rare and precious ones on wordpress, and you are such a glorious gem in that treasure chest!

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        1. Blushing all the way to my roots!! Thank you so much for that, wow 😮 I admit that as much as I’m grateful to be back, I’ve still been struggling with the creative process a bit and working my way back into a healthy place where I’m not feeling overwhelmed with my blog. So this comment is simply incredible. Sending a huge hug to you xoxo


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