|Baba Yaga for Sketch Dailies by Daisy Spiers in style of Jan Pienkowski|
I'll admit, it took me a couple of reads to feel comforted by this, maybe because Baba Yaga's answer describes the inherent exhaustion and seeming transformation to insubstantiality so well. What I take from this is that it's OK to transform, that sometimes it's necessary to survive. We tend to think of transforming to something frog-like as devolving, a negative thing, but sometimes what's needed are those odd-looking "jellied feets" that let you stand on silt...
Want to ask Baba Yaga a question of your own?
There's now an email address where you can send your questions
directly to Baba Yaga herself.
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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.