Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Tell the Difference Between Prestige and Personal Satisfaction?

Cover of  Russian Fairy Tales (minus text) by Marie Avril
When you are boosted by a sense of achievement, how do you know if what you feel has anything to do with your true happiness? Where is the right conjunction of happiness and success for you? I vaguely recall someone telling me that's part of what you're supposed to figure out during your lifetime, but I wasn't satisfied with that then and even less so now. Baba Yaga puts all that aside and hones in on the Real...

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

"..find & name yr hungriest wolves..." "..keep them all strong, not starving.."  

Oh dear. Well that explains a lot. *checks bite marks all over* 

I believe I have some wolves to go feed ASAP. (Now where did I put that wolf food? O.o )

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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