Another Year Wiser, or so They say

I awake this morning feeling nothing out of the ordinary except for the stream of messages pinging on my phone. They are sweet and warm my heart like no other. Birthdays are a way to remind people in your life that they do, indeed, love you. Anyway, here’s a note I wrote in my phone several years ago and still continue to feel this way about December.

What is it about December that makes it such an enchanting time of the year? Perhaps it’s the promise of joy, and snow, and cozy nights by the fire sipping decadent hot chocolate out of your favorite orange mug. Maybe it is the promise of stolen kisses under fragrant boughs of holly, or the excitement of bulging stockings hung in a haphazard row on the fireplace mantle. Whatever the case, December allows for young and old children alike to bring out their inner sparkle and bathe in the golden glow of love, and good, and kindness. Although I must admit that I may be a little biased considering that December also happens to be my birthday monthΒ πŸ‘ΈπŸ»βœ¨πŸŒ¨πŸŽ„πŸŒ¬βœ¨β„οΈ


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 :-)

54 thoughts on “Another Year Wiser, or so They say”

    1. So far it has been a good day showered with love, but work has been…well anyway let’s not go there 😌 Thank you Rob, you make WordPress all the more better for being here.


  1. A bit late to the celebrations but Happy Birthday 🎊 🎊 πŸŽ‰ πŸ₯³ !!! I hope you had and continue to have a wonderful day. Wishing you all the best as you enter a new year of your life!! 🎊🎊

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      1. You’re welcome ! I am glad to hear it was a good day, I do hope the complications settle soon, unwound and untwisted so that your work may go smoothly. ✨✨

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  2. Happy Birthday Larisa πŸŽ‰ wishing you nothing but good health, peace of mind and joy for you and your loved ones and may the coming new year bring you plenty of joy and happiness.

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      1. You welcome.❀️ May you live long to achieve your dreams and make them a reality.
        It tends to do that but it’s cool for now, you may check it out. (blog)

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        1. Thank you, I really appreciate that! I would love to check out your blog, but WordPress is not playing nice and only takes me to the deleted website, so if you have another one, you are welcome to share what it is. It doesn’t allow me to interact with anything at all (like follow back)


  3. “December allows for young and old children alike to bring out their inner sparkle and bathe in the golden glow of love, and good, and kindness”

    What a beautiful take on December! I shall remember this – and remember December from here on now as the month when one of THE finest poetesses I’ve ever had the opportunity to read was born! Happy birthday, you glorious artist, you! May happiness and warmth be yours forever! 😘❀️🍰

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