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Ask Baba Yaga: Can I Do Something Reckless and Selfish Without Suffering the Consequences?

Transcript after the jump.

Dear Baba Yaga,

Is it ever possible to indulge a passing fancy without destroying a solid reality? Must all reckless, selfish actions have dire consequences?


You cannot ; always , be wanting to wear a Wedding veil & not desire to lift it & see which boars do run. For that, you must count yr arrows & yr strength & the tension of yr bow. A life of , letting the bowstring go Slack is a limp & bitter one. So sweet is the boar-morsel, & truly how solid is the reality of a veil?

Previously:I’ve Been Single For 9 Years & I Feel Like I’m Missing All the Boats

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



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