Thank You Tim

I’ve been thinking about this post from the moment Tim nominated me on his blog. It was such a beautiful thing of him to do because I’ve unintentionally been so absent from the blogosphere that I thought for sure everyone forgot about me. But this was a post in the back of my mind that was like a little beacon of light consistently calling me to return. I don’t usually participate in blog awards on my blog because I applaud everyone who is brave enough to take up the pen and write down their most intimate thoughts to share with passersby, but the questions Tim asked intrigue me and I find I am curious to answer them. So without further ado, let’s dive in.

  • What is your favorite Star Trek episode? All spin offs, generations and films count.

I feel like the following will be an admission of guilt, but it’s the truth so there’s no getting around it. I’ve never watched Star Trek. Not even a single episode. But in my defense, we didn’t grow up with a TV so you can usually catch me reading something..

  • What line from a song makes you say, “I wish I had written that!”, every time you hear it?

To be honest, it’s not a song that comes to mind, but rather, two of my most favorite poets that I happen to know here on WordPress. Rachel and April bring me to tears with their poetry and each time I have to sit back and dream of what it would be like if the enchantment they weave flowed from my pen instead of theirs. Sigh. ErroneousChoices is another WordPress siren whose words ensnared me forever into their depths. 

Oscar Wilde is another favorite of mine. I wish I said a lot of whatever he said first. 

  • If words could only be written a finite number of times, would you write them not knowing if it they could be written again?

Yes. I would. Words deserve to be given life, whether shouted from the rooftops, or whispered in the dark of night. Perhaps the written word would be all the more eloquent if they could never be penned again. 

  • If you could walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, who’s shoes and why? (any person, any time, any reason)

This one is so difficult to answer because there are so many many people I would love to walk with for a while if I could. But if I were forced to choose, I would choose to walk in the shoes of one of the men on the road to Emmaus.

  • If you find yourself standing at the intersection of ‘Right’ and ‘Legal’, which path would you choose?

Right. By the grace of God. 

  • Dogs… or cats?

Cats. Without question. If you argue with me on this you are wrong. So sit there in your wrongness and be wrong. 

  • Is is okay to benefit from knowledge, technology or skills that were gained by morally questionable means?

The jury is out on this one. I mean, advances in medicine could not be accomplished without men and women practicing on cadavers or people who were close to death, and in those times, that was very questionable indeed. 

  • How much better, or worse, is your singing voice than you believe it is?

This is timely 🙂 I was belting along to a country song this morning at the tennis academy and a stranger told me she really liked my voice. I often get complimented on my singing voice but I don’t actually have the talent for it. So my answer is it is worse, and people’s answer is it is better. 

  • Where do you think all the lost socks went?

They return as tupperware lids. But really, I have absolutely no idea where they go. It frustrates me to pieces.

  • “I think, therefore, I am”. I feel, therefor, I _______?

Can enjoy carnal pleasures… yep, my mind went there. Not sorry. 

  • You have a magic wand, you waved it. What happened?

World order was restored. Coronavirus vanished forever. The stock markets skyrocketed. All the racial injustice stopped, utopia commences…

I know the rules list a few things that I am supposed to do and I’m also supposed to nominate others who I feel are amazing. But to be honest, you are all amazing. So I nominate everyone who comes across this post. Feel free to answer the above questions in the comments section if you are so inclined. 




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 :-)

34 thoughts on “Thank You Tim”

        1. I sure hope so! I’m trying to be here with beautiful vibes instead of shrouded in darkness. There is beauty in each, I suppose, and a lot of people resonate with the darker posts but I feel like I am able to start being more present again.


    1. Aw Rob!! For some reason I did not think you would see this post today because I was under some assumption that you were off this weekend. As in, away from your blog. Welcome back to my blog too lol, I miss your presence ♥️♥️♥️ I miss blogging and interacting with other people here.


  1. This is such an interesting post! I enjoyed it thoroughly… I’m also glad to have found someone to share the never-having-watched-star-trek brand with! 😁 Oh, and being a cat person. Soul sister in more ways than one 🌹🤗 Larisa, you’re one of those people whom the more one gets to know, the more one adores.

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  2. Welcome back Larissa, you most definitely were not forgotten. I still thought about you in most recent times, how are you doing? Hope you’re good? I’m glad you’re back and surviving the pandemic 🤗🥰

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    1. Dara thank you so much for this!! What a gorgeous thing to wake up to 😍😩 I have been thankfully surviving the pandemic despite all of the obstacles it has thrown my way. We are in phase 1.5 or 2 (I forget which) of reopening in seattle, and I am praying that we don’t go backwards. How are you doing? I pray your family is well?

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  3. Omg 😭 Larisa… I’m on the road, returning from a (much needed) extended vacation. I have SOOOOOO many things to say about this incredible foray into your gorgeous mind and I can’t wait to properly respond to your reactions on my latest work. I pinky promise to do that as soon as we are home, safe and sound. In the mean time…… good lord you are such a fucking goddess. I bow before you. ♥️

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    1. Yay!! I am so happy to hear that you were on vacation! I feel like I get overjoyed for people who get to follow through with their vacation in these times because I was robbed of mine in May. I was supposed to fly to Scotland and coronavirus took that opportunity away from me. I have no idea when we will be able to fly internationally again.

      April, you darling, you are the goddess. I feel like you are my leather and lace queen 😍

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  4. WordPress siren 😂 that made me laugh out loud

    You deserve the nomination (Recognization) absolutely Because it’s to everyones pleasure that comes across you. Quite seriously, as a writer and as a woman/person

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  5. I love your answers! I would wallow contentedly in wrongness if I chose dogs over cats, however, I will rejoice in agreement as I reminisce about the coolest cat I ever lived with. His name was Knockwurst, he had three legs and he oozed cool! He was the man!
    I’m with you on #2 too. You’re included in that list also.
    If you have the time, give ‘Darmok’, episode 2, season 5 of Star Trek the Next Generation a try. It’s use of language and its theme are stunning. Call me a geek if you want, but it stands out among a long history of great episodes and tells a great story.

    You are the perfect mix good and wicked Larisa!

    Thank you for playing along and having fun with it. I’m sorry that I didn’t get back to you sooner, I’ve been A.W.O.L too. Your latest poem is wonderful, I haven’t thought of a suitable response yet, my brain’s fried.

    Be well my friend, I’ll check in again soon!

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    1. Haha this comment made me grin! Thank you ever so much, Tim 😀 Good and wicked lol, I may have blushed a little. Your cat sounds like he and I would get along spectacularly – what a legend! I’ll try to watch Episode 5, I can’t promise though lol. Sorry! I have never really been into Star Wars or Star Trek even though I love science fiction and fantasy. No worries about not seeing this post immediately, I’m in the same boat as you. I hope you and your family is doing spectacularly!

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