The Gift Set:
- Wee brass Mortar and Pestle*: 2 3/4″ high; opening measures 2 3/4″ in diameter
- Signed Gill D. ‘Baba Yaga’ Print: 2×3″, high-quality archival print on Epson velvet fine art textured matte paper
- Pam Wishbow Skull Pin: 1x 1.25″ black on gold hard enamel
*powers of flight not guaranteed
In age-old Slavic fairy tales, the witch Baba Yaga is sought out by those with a burning need for guidance. In contemporary life, Baba Yaga—a dangerous, slippery oracle—answered earnest questions on The Hairpin for years. These pages collect her most poignant, surreal, and humorous exchanges along with all-new questions and answers for those seeking her mystical advice.
Dear Baba Yaga,
I find myself happy in most areas of my life (professionally, intellectually, socially). However, as I’ve tiptoed into my thirties, I’ve become increasingly anxious about finding a mate. It’s distracting me from my otherwise quite pleasant existence. How can I quit worrying about it, and let it happen when it happens?
a foul wind follows the craving of minds after the seeking.( It is made such that you’ll always be wanting this, if indeed it is something you want. ;Why are you asking for the pain to be taken wholesome from yr life, if most is well & only one lacking? There’s always something) making clicks & clacks behind us, pushing us forward with a somewhat fear. No one’s road is silent.