Monday, December 16, 2013

Ask Baba Yaga: Last Year I Met the Love of My Life During Harrowing Circumstances

Baba Yaga - Artist unknown
I imagine Baba Yaga gets sent a lot of questions about love and loss. Her answer: tough love.

This week's question and answer (via poet and oracle Taisia Kitaiskaia* of The Hairpin):
(Originally posted at The Hairpin HERE)

Not so many comments on Baba Yaga's words this time, so much as sharing stories of similar woe and heartache. But there was this, that I felt apt:
  • "Where would you put it?" Indeed, Baba. Indeed. (stonefruit)
I'm getting images of tornadoes, whirling, whirling, collateral damage and in the end, a swath of devastation overlaid with too much quiet; heartbroken people standing stunned in the middle, love plastered to them as inconveniently as duct tape that got stuck to itself. Yet she says, "waiting  you must not do... nothing is coming for you..." O.o

Like wading through a mess of duct tape,this love stuff, is tough!

What do you think of Baba Yaga's advice?

Want to ask Baba Yaga a question of your own?
You can!
There's now an email address where you can send your questions
directly to Baba Yaga herself.
AskBabaYaga AT gmail DOT com
To encourage Baba Yaga to continue imparting her no-bones-about-it wisdom (ok, there may be some gristle in there... bones too), I suggest we not to leave her box empty... 

Thank you Baba Yaga (& Taisia).


Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. Born in Russia and raised in America, she's had her poems and translations published in Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, and others.

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