What am I to do? My wife, the mother of my sons, has been taken away by Koschei the Deathless. My two elder sons have gone off to search for her and they haven’t returned.
And now my youngest, Ivan, is asking for my blessing to go on his own search. How can I give it to him? The grief will kill me.
When have you had to let go of someone to whom you were very attached? If you could give them your blessing, what would the blessing be?