Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ask Baba Yaga: What If The Person I Love Doesn't Want To Marry Me?

Baba Yaga by Emre Ohren (part of a series you can see HERE)
My first thought on seeing the questions was: well, I'm married, so this doesn't apply to me - but really, it does. We would all probably do a lot better if all our major decisions that were made with someone else, were considered from Baba Yaga's unique perspective.

Today's question and answer (via poet and oracle Taisia Kitaiskaia* of The Hairpin):
(Originally posted at The Hairpin HERE)
That's profound. So much of life - and how you react to it, what you choose to do - depends on how you see the world, the situation. Having to navigate any part of an important journey (marriage, babies, getting pets, moving house or cities, changing careers, renovation... the list goes on), with someone who can't see magic - or potential (or joy) - in the things you can, makes the road lonely, and lacking in resting places. When you essentially live in different worlds, despite being side by side, you can never relax and feel safe and known. Good words. I will have to find a way to ask "How do you see this portal?" and keep Baba's advice in mind. 

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.

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer D. BushroeApril 19, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Frequently I read the title of these Baba Yaga posts and think, ‘There’s no way she could solve this issue—there are too many elements, too many facets, it’s not black and white,’ etc. And yet she always comes up with the perfect answer. How?! Baba Yaga isn’t just smart, she’s WISE. In Baba I trust!

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