Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
— In Memoriam, [Ring Out, Wild Bells] (The New Year's Poem) by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
We, our friends, are two days away from Christmas' eve and nine from New Year's; and how I should feel about it, I don't truly know. On one hand, it's undeniably heartbreaking to think that after the hustle and bustle that the holidays entail, everything is soon coming to an end; things — daily routine, universal spirit and disposition — will fall back to their respective normal state. On another, it's refreshing to think that we're shortly setting alight to yet another beginning — a clean slate, 2016.
If truth be told, it's hard to let 2015 go. It's the year that holds the fondest memories of mine; ones that would stop provoking unfeigned laughter only when pigs learn to fly, ones that will forever be a stomach churner, tearjerker and a heart wrencher; ones that are beyond impossible to leave behind, and the ones that will forever linger in my heart.
This was the year of electrifying twists and turns, newfangled ideas, deserted comfort zones, evolving friendships, and a taste of the "first time for everything." What with the great energy 2015 brought to my life, it set the bar so high, and that all I could ever ask for 2016 is to top it.
I'm sure this location falls under the category which people usually find more interesting than the photo subject (which in this case is me). The impeccable natural lighting, picturesque corners, not to mention the grandiose tree. While this is a really beautiful place on its own, how it captures the festive season is the ultimate reason why we chose to shoot here for our holiday post. Plus, this place is not new to my blog anymore — you know why if you read the latest installment of A Week of LILMISSBIANCA.
Hope you're all having a fabulous time and that you're spending the holidays with your loved ones. This is the time to be merry, eat and drink a little more than usual without being frowned upon, list all our goals and plan for the upcoming year. This is the time we convince ourselves we've done well this year, and we'll never stop until we reach the very top. Again, Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!