Ask Baba Yaga: Help, I Want All My Friends to Be Forever Friends

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Transcript after the jump.

Dear Baba Yaga,

How can I deal with the comings and goings of people?

BABA YAGA:

Each coming is a beautiful assault & each going a griefly one. In the pond I watch many dartings; & if I were to stand at one end I would be much bereaved. But looking from above it is not to feel sorrow, for all that moves away comes back or arrives to yet another, & movement is what freshens the water. Only when you : are smallest & stillest, with no other but a humanly eye, does each movement cause such pain.

Previously: Have I Become… TOO WISE?

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.