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Friday, July 11, 2014

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Ask Baba Yaga: How Do I Open Up to People About a Recent Crisis That Feels Too Big?

shame you not

Transcript after the jump.

Dear Baba Yaga,

I went through an incredibly rough couple of months recently, and (mostly) managed to make it out the other side; but now I feel weirdly incapable of talking about my own life. How do I open up to people again after spending so much time alone in my crisis? What would I even share? It seems like all I have inside these days are things that are too small to be worth saying, and things that are much too big to be said.

BABA YAGA:

) After a great famine, what lives inside a house is mice & shadows., & while the house is shut, nothing but scratchings & dooms do walk & dwell. But open the door & other creatures shall ; walk in & fill the rooms, & light eclipse the shadows. & truly it is to know that many houses are near empty without famine, so shame you not.

Previously: "How Can I Be Myself in a Place I Hate?"

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.



3 Comments / Post A Comment

j-furr

the accuracy of these and their relevance to my life is mystical and unnerving.

myeviltwin

I love these so so so so much. This one was great.

Eyre Apparent

I could have written this one. Most days, I wake up, move, work and go back to sleep with the feeling of being totally disemboweled by sadness and hurt. It's rough stuff, and it's absolutely impossible to discuss no matter how hard I try. Hang in there, fellow traveler: it simply can't last forever.

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