Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Help My Summertime Depression?

Dear Baba Yaga,

My depression seems to act up in the summertime. I hate feeling sad and isolated when it is so lovely and warm out. I’m on medication and take care of myself; does it really have to be this hard?


You are a dark stone & the summer sun heats you darker. As long as you are a stone, you must bear this heat & wait for the cool waters of the creek to soothe you. Every shape ; morphs, suddenly, sometime. & it is not for us to know when, & we cannot will it. One day soon you will hop from yr stone.

Previously: How Can I Stop My Gross Habits?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet and writer living in Austin. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at askbabayaga [at]