Dear Baba Yaga

 
 

Ask Baba Yaga: Why Are My Lists Oppressing Me?

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, I have an unstructured life but lots to do. Everything goes on a list; I then see the list as an oppressor and I will avoid everything on it including things I enjoy. I have tried but failed not to make lists. Lately I find myself longing to be back on the mountainous lonely island where life was simple. We were on holiday. My beloved dog was still alive and it was just us and the landscape and the weather.Read More


Ask Baba Yaga: Should I Be Less Shy?

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, People lament my shyness as though it were a curse. They want me to open up but I feel it can’t be forced. What do I do? BABA YAGA: People are always wanting ; others to be a mirror, they want to look & look, they want your talking to build rooms for them in which they can live & put up yet other mirrors, they want all to be a-tangle ; they want , too much. When you takeRead More


Ask Baba Yaga: How Do I Form Female Bonds?

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, I used to have a lot of women friends, though recently I’ve drifted from many of these friendships. The microaggressions, displays of dominance, insults, and general toxicity has really started to get me down. How do I keep forming female bonds (which can be so incredibly rewarding) and at the same time protect myself? BABA YAGA: Each animal is a ; ravenous little wound. All such wounds together make for a dirty, swollen crowd, & it is becoming of youRead More


Ask Baba Yaga: What Do People See In My Boredom?

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, People sometimes tell me I look upset when I’m really just bored. Do they see something in me that I am blind to? BABA YAGA: Boredom is like the rot in a wet stump-top: the rain, gathering in that little well, makes possible the decay the cells are given to. ,What is it in you that makes you stagnate so easily? ; Stir the dead water & watch deep. Previously: How Can I Feel My Feelings? Taisia Kitaiskaia is aRead More


Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Feel My Feelings?

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, I have lived too long distancing myself from my feelings. How do I feel them and what do I do with them? BABA YAGA: Yr feelings look to you as bison in the distance—stormy, powerful, & ready to charge. )But feelings are not anything solid, to be killed or butchered & carried home. Walk towards yr bison; when you reach them, you will walk through them, as they aren’t bison at all, but clouds. You will feel the hue &Read More


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

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, The person I live with, love, and want to marry says he loves me, but doesn’t want to get married. I don’t know if I’m more of a fool to stay with someone who won’t honor me with a permanent commitment or to place so much weight on a promise that, after all, is not any assurance of future happiness or stability. If everything else is good, why does this feel so important? BABA YAGA: A door stands alone inRead More


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