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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Ask Baba Yaga: I Am a Practical Adult Who Can No Longer Feel Wonder

Dear Baba Yaga,

Growing up, the power of fantasy and fairy tales held such wonder for me. I was always an imaginative child. As I’ve grown up, I’ve sadly become more and more practical. When I was a child, my Granny (my hero) would tell me never to grow up. I miss that wonder and awe that fairy tales held. Any suggestions for gathering back the magic in life?

BABA YAGA:

Wonder;is always mixed in with Fear. ;No true fairy-tale is without danger.Now your life is all islands of fear with )dried-up ocean where the wonder used to be. But begin—with yr fears, & trust that they will bring you to water if you let them,. Tell yrself yr own fairy tale, the scary&wondrous story of yr life, and the magic will be with you again, casting its shadows, worrying you back into the heart of things.)

Previously: "I Feel Like I'm Underwater When I Try to Socialize"

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She's taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at AskBabaYaga@gmail.com.



5 Comments / Post A Comment

nomorecheese

Baba Yaga seriously needs to publish. I would buy!

j-i-a

@nomorecheese there shall likely be some news on this front soon :)

adorable-eggplant

@j-i-a Put me on the list for a hypothetical copy!

And this post made me think: "Oooh I should take a risk." And it was a full minute later before I thought, "Naaw." So progress!

juksie

this is one of the best. thanks, baba.

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