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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Ask Baba Yaga: What Even Is The Fucking Point?

Transcript after the jump. 

Dear Baba Yaga,

I can’t seem to remember what the point of all this is. For the past three years I have valiantly done what needs to be done. Done what no one else is willing to do. I have grieved and lost and given birth and adopted a goddamn puppy and now I can’t remember why I signed up for any of that. How do I wake up in the morning with a purpose that is more interesting than being a plow horse?

BABA YAGA:

Plow-horses carry out the duty given to them by some Master.  ;For some-such reason, you have decided there is some other being–some Master–telling you what is to be done. & if so valiant, on whose behalf have you gone crusading? ( Divine who you believe has made you such a toil-beast ; perhaps the Master is a fiction, & the field you plow used by no one.

Previously: "Was It a Bad Idea to Break Up With My Very Kind, Very Boring Boyfriend?"

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.



4 Comments / Post A Comment

jordanu

currently working on being more of a human be-ing and less of a human do-ing. thanks for this.

myeviltwin

Thank you for your wisdom, Baba.

wildhorse1890

thank you for sharing. Your article is great

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