Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ask Baba Yaga: Which Direction Should I Go In?

                                                                  Baba Yaga and Zarevich from Marya Morevna by Energiaelca1

This one is for those many people who are multi-talented, Jack-(or Jill)-of-all-trades, if you will. Though it sounds great to be able to do so many different things, not being able to decide what to focus on becomes the equivalent of a hamster wheel: lots of effort, continuous motion but never going anywhere. To put more effort into trying to focus is simply overwhelming, so: what to do?

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

Hm. How do you let one fire, among others, get "too big", let it "threaten the forest"? Is this another definition of playing with fire? It is comforting to know that the "little fires" don't need to be abandoned though. That makes it easier to let it happen.

What do you think of Baba Yaga's advice?

Want to ask Baba Yaga a question of your own?
You can!
This is the 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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