Saturday, June 7, 2014

Ask Baba Yaga: Am I Actually Better Than Everyone Else or Just Extremely Arrogant?

Baba Yaga 1966 by Blair Lent (aka Ernest Small)
I'm just going to leave this one here... I will say one thing: Baba Yaga always knows what to say!

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

"..take a stroll..."  
She said it extremely nicely, all things considered (no "eat you own teeth so you are more aware of your smile" or anything), but then she could see the scared one inside. 

(I'm still kind of surprised Baba Yaga didn't make "grind your bones" noises but maybe the sound of the person doing that to themselves was more than enough for the Yaga.)

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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