UPROOTED – Vitality #100


Babushka Ladies from documentary

Recently my favorite PBS radio station featured an interview with film documentarian Holly Morris about the Babushka Ladies of Chernobyl. Apparently a sense of home – of refusing to be uprooted from their villages after the Soviet nuclear disaster decimated their land – has led to these grandmothers being able to counteract radiation sickness. 

We Southern California women demonstrate a different resilience. Our home is independence, derived from ongoing uprootedness, of living varied lives in many locations over many years.

However, wherever and in what culture home manifests – apparently uprootedness plays some part in human health. Next time it shows up, let’s say “Thank you and here we go.” WF!

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