Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ask Baba Yaga: I Feel Like I'm Underwater When I Try to Socialize

Baba Yaga's Hut with a War of the Worlds Martian tripod feel by Myke Amend
Baba Yaga looks to have been in a wistful mood when answering this week's question. Maybe the emergence of Spring put her in a generous frame of mind. Which is awesome, since social swimming isn't something all of us navigate so easily...

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

Yes!!! This is brilliant. And I agree with everyone else in the original comments. I would DEFINITELY buy a book full of Baba Yaga's gut wrenching, twisting and healing advice. 

Did you notice, though, that despite the encouraging advice, she doesn't just say "drown" but instead "drown deeper" as in, die faster? Impending death, bones and gristle are never far away, even when the Baba is being benevolent...

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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