Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Stop Thinking About This One Person I’ll Never Actually Get With?

new pot, new you

Transcript after the jump.

Dear Baba Yaga,

How do I stop spending too much time and energy worrying over someone I will probably never be with?

BABA YAGA:

You cannot choose the fly that mucks up yr stew, but you can choose to throw the pot out the window. ;Throw it joyously — then go picking strange & goodly fruits to make a sweet new pot, & let yrself wander free into new gardens & tarry long. You have been too much , forlornly
looking at the pest.

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

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.