Ask Baba Yaga: Last Year I Met the Love of My Life During Harrowing Circumstances

Transcript after the jump.

Dearest Baba Yaga,

Last year I met the love of my life during harrowing circumstances. As we fell in love, he was also falling into a deep depression. When he hit rock bottom, our “we” had to end so he could heal on his own. I don’t know how long that will take, or if he will ever be with me again. How do I place my love for him to the side, so I can try making room for another?

BABA: Love cannot be so easily placed aside — where would you put it? ;No — the love will work through you in its grieving ways & spell its strange and painful phantasms through yr body. But waiting you must not do. Nothing,is coming for you. It is only you moving( forward and around , & there will be fine makings for you as you do so. But you cannot conjure another to do yr bidding.

Previously: There’s Got to Be a Way to Exist Without Constantly Inflating and Deflating My Ego

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